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Christian Chesnot
Christian Chesnot

Christian Chesnot is grand reporter at Radio France in Paris in charge of the Middle East affairs. He has been based as correspondent in Cairo and Amman. He has written several books on Palestine, Iraq, Syria and the Gulf. Chesnot tweets @cchesnot.

COLUMNISTS
Christian Chesnot
Christian Chesnot

Christian Chesnot is grand reporter at Radio France in Paris in charge of the Middle East affairs. He has been based as correspondent in Cairo and Amman. He has written several books on Palestine, Iraq, Syria and the Gulf. Chesnot tweets @cchesnot.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

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2017: The year of victory over ISIS

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

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Jerusalem again and again ...

Monday, 18 December 2017

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017

A few days ago, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari called for a Marshall Plan for the ...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Will the new Geneva round of negotiations, under the supervision of the UN, finally help to break ...

Macron as a firefighter diplomat

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The mediation of Emmanuel Macron in the Hariri affair confirms France’s desire to play a ...

Lebanon teeters precariously on the edge

Thursday, 16 November 2017

A phrase best sums up the ever inflammable situation of Lebanon. A few years ago, the French embassy ...

Palestine: To survive is to conquer?

Wednesday, 08 November 2017

A hundred years ago on 2nd November 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour announced that ...

Syria: Should Astana negotiations be expanded?

Monday, 30 October 2017

The defeat of the self-proclaimed Caliphate of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is almost achieved. It's only a ...

Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan: A time of disenchantment

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Obviously, the circumstances of the separatists in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan have nothing in ...

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