This U.S. position cannot be described as anything other than surprising and puzzling, and it sums up Washington’s blundering vision for our region observed over the last seven years.
This year, the American University of Beirut marks the 150th anniversary of its existence. I was a witness to the last third of its history in my high school days, before I moved to the English school, and then I came back to receive my bachelor's and master's degrees from it.
Those were the best days of my life. [Read more]
In the end, Iran signed an agreement with the “Great Satan,” with the “Smaller Devil” in convoy. The latter is entirely satisfied with the agreement despite everything that was published about the reactions of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, suggesting entirely otherwise.
Although the apocalypse is coming, Obama is deaf.
What we are currently watching is a battle between two men, each of whom believes that he will leave his name in the annals of history. There is Barack Obama, who has nothing left before him except to reach toward an agreement with Iran in order for history to remember him. Then there is Benjamin Netanyahu, or [Read more]
What are needed today are actions, not words. The fight against terrorism is no longer speculation as it is happening now, freely, especially since there is clear evidence, there is bloodshed, and countries are crumbling.
Anglo-American military interventions in Lebanon and Jordan in July 1958 were the result, respectively, of the Suez crisis of 1956 and the setback of relations between the U.S. and Syria during the summer of 1957. After meeting the Anglo-French with strong resistance, the Egyptian President Jamal Abdel Nasser emerged [Read more]