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Baria Alamuddin

Baria Alamuddin is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK. She is editor of the Media Services Syndicate and has interviewed numerous heads of state.

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What a wonderful world — if we don’t destroy ourselves

Russian forces massing on the border with Ukraine threaten the kind of conflict we’ve seen only a few examples of since the Second World War — the wholesale invasion of one sovereign nation by a more powerful neighbor.

April 17, 2021

Why Biden will regret seeking a ‘quick win’ on Iran

Positive statements by Iranian officials after last week’s meeting in Vienna suggest that if the Americans and Europeans are considering additional demands in an updated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), nobody has told the Iranians.

April 11, 2021

Arab states can be unstoppable when they work together

I was struck by last week’s news conference featuring the Egyptian, Jordanian and Iraqi foreign ministers, at which they discussed Yemen, Libya, Palestine and any number of other issues in great detail, without paying even lip service to the crisis in Lebanon.

April 03, 2021

Anticipating a new decade of Syrian conflict

After a decade of war in what used to be Syria, are 10 further years of conflict the best that can be expected?

March 14, 2021

Deadly consequences of indulging Iran’s hostage diplomacy

The Islamic Republic of Iran was born out of hostage taking, and it continues to reap billions of dollars by abducting foreign nationals and assets, while holding entire nations to ransom.

February 28, 2021