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Ghassan Charbel

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

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The land of wars, surprises and earthquakes

The developments in the Middle East are not simple. Operation Al-Aqsa Flood unleashed an earthquake and, the very next day, it sparked a limited war launched by Hezbollah across the Lebanese-Israeli border. A decision is in place to prevent that war from spiraling out of control.

February 05, 2024

Sinwar and the explosive belt

It was Oct. 7. They woke up Benjamin Netanyahu, who found a cup of poison waiting for him. He could not believe it at first glance. They came by land, air and sea.

December 04, 2023

The generals of Israel and Gaza

The date is March 9, 1973. Two generals rejoice over the news of a death that they deemed to be the “grand prize.” The generals are Ariel Sharon and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. 

November 29, 2023

Who caused the flood?

More important than the Al-Aqsa Flood operation is the situation that will prevail after the war on Gaza ends. What will the situation be like regarding the present and future of Gaza, the West Bank, Israel and the region?

November 20, 2023

After the Riyadh statement

A ceasefire is not enough to put out the flames. The oppression that causes the blaze needs to be confronted. Avoiding confronting the heart of the problem turns a ceasefire into a truce and paves the way for a broader conflagration.

November 13, 2023