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Eyad Abu Shakra

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

Twitter: @eyad1949

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Who has priority in Lebanon ... a president or a republic?

Amid the persistent confusion in the Lebanese political situation, some local parties continue to suggest that deciding on a president is the desired solution. However, electing the president does not mean much and the republic is eroding and dissolving day after day.

May 19, 2024

The limits of the Biden-Netanyahu ‘dispute’

I am still uncertain about the implications of US President Joe Biden’s decision to suspend “advanced weapons” to Israel in response to the defiance of Benjamin Netanyahu and his war Cabinet, who have ignored Washington’s requests that they refrain from invading the city of Rafah.

May 14, 2024

England: The local elections’ two strong messages

Despite the government and the party leadership’s haughty denials, last week’s wholesale defeat of the ruling Conservative Party at the local elections in England was predictable.

May 07, 2024

American universities … Facts and dimensions

The “uprising” we are seeing at numerous US university campuses deserves our attention. It is a phenomenon that should be approached in a balanced manner that does not blow these developments out of proportion. Nonetheless, we cannot overlook or fail to learn from them.

April 30, 2024

Will the post-1920 maps survive the Middle East’s great implosion?

I know in advance, given the tense — if not explosive — current political circumstances, that this article will be condemned in some quarters and be met with bewilderment and discomfort in others. Nonetheless, anything less than a blunt conversation would be inappropriate.

April 17, 2024

What has Super Tuesday taught us about the race to the White House?

Have the Super Tuesday results presented us with any new insights?

March 12, 2024