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Eyad Abu Shakra

Eyad Abu Shakra is managing editor of Asharq Al-Awsat.

Twitter: @eyad1949

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It is southern Syria, smart guys!

Waiting for Washington’s position toward old nationalist Kurdish aspirations, at least in northern Syria, more interest is silently being accorded to what may be the most serious flashpoint in the Middle East today: Southern Syria.

July 03, 2017

Foreign intervention and the UK general election

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn provoked a storm of criticism when he said of the Manchester suicide bombing: “Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and

June 02, 2017

Globalization of terrorism in the service of bigotry

In real democracies elections are a “means” not an “end.” This is not the case with other types of democracy; such as the democracies of cheap slogans, and 90 percent victories, which we have experienced in our countries, either to imitate others or to ingratiate ourselves to them in order to esc

April 29, 2017

Coexistence is the only option to avoid disaster

Last fortnight, Egypt’s Coptic Christians canceled Easter celebrations in mourning for those killed in two terrorist explosions targeting churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.

April 23, 2017

Hopefully it is the beginning of the end for Assad

Forget about fake “nationalist” condemnation and crocodile tears for a doubtful “sovereignty,” since Syria has become nothing but a mailbox where regional and international political messages are exchanged.

April 19, 2017