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Eyad Abu Shakra

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

Twitter: @eyad1949

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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

A world of fear and hatred

From the security meetings in Bonn, Munich and Baku, to the French and German elections, following Britain’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election as US president, the world looks worried, anxious and different. Is it a crisis of priorities or a problem of concepts?

March 03, 2017

When Lebanese democracy talks

The controversy surrounding the election of Donald Trump as US president made many outside America have another look at how its electoral system works.
January 30, 2017

Soleimani’s occupations through war, peace and agreements

Those familiar with how Iran’s political institutions work explain Gen.

January 03, 2017

Obama: The beginning and the end

Next month, the US and the whole world will turn the page of Barack Obama’s presidency, bidding farewell to eight years whose early days were full of promise, but for tens of millions ended with sadness and disasters.

December 19, 2016

The New World Disorder

Rumors were rife during the past few days about Moscow’s attempts to influence the outcome of the forthcoming German elections.

December 01, 2016

The Trump phenomenon

I have to admit that my forecast regarding the outcome of US presidential election was wrong, even though I have observed American affairs for decades, having lived under the “Western democracy” since 1978.

November 18, 2016