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Ghassan Charbel

Ghassan Charbel is editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper

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Pezeshkian and the Iranian supreme leader’s calculations

The past few days have been burdened with messages, from Washington to Tehran via London and Paris. In a world with wide-open doors, elections are no longer a local matter. The importance increases when the results affect the future of economies, policies and arsenals.

July 08, 2024

Talk of stability on the banks of the Nile

I avoid visiting the headquarters of the Arab League despite the bonds of friendship that have tied me to its successive leaders during the current century. The journalist is a heavy guest, given his profession.

June 17, 2024

The travelers headed toward the abyss

Once upon a time, a man named Saddam Hussein took a pivotal and dangerous decision. He ordered his forces to invade Kuwait and he headed to Basra to oversee the operations. Throughout that day, he did not reply to messages that urged him against hurtling toward the abyss.

June 10, 2024

Memories that attack like a dagger

Given his experience, Yahya Sinwar knows that nothing can break the will of an Israeli government and its generals like one of its soldiers being taken prisoner by the Palestinians.

May 13, 2024

The specter of returning from the war

Benjamin Netanyahu knows the story. The silence of the artillery will be more powerful than their sound.

May 06, 2024