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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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Factions who seek to dominate Lebanon will only destroy it

Nobody brings AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades to a peaceful protest. Make no mistake, Hezbollah’s actions have steered Lebanon into these desperate straits, in its readiness to ignite the nation in flames to block investigation into its culpability for the Beirut port explosion.

October 16, 2021

Hezbollah’s role in the global drugs trade — the West Africa connection

When Saudi Arabia banned the import of Lebanese produce in April because these shipments were being abused to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom, Hezbollah found itself with a problem.

October 09, 2021

US missteps embolden enemies and unnerve allies

Joe Biden was supposed to be the anti-Trump on the world stage — restoring the trust of allies, enhancing multilateralism, and calming tensions through cool-headed leadership.

How did it all go so wrong?

September 19, 2021

Message to Lebanon’s new Cabinet: Prove us all wrong

Never has it been more crucial to see our cynicism and ocean-floor-low expectations proved wholly incorrect.

September 12, 2021

Twenty years on from 9/11, a grim new era of terror approaches

Violence breeds violence. The terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, still reverberate today, as suicide bombs detonate in Kabul and yet more people fall victim to unimaginable evil.

September 09, 2021

Nasrallah gloats over US defeat while turning Lebanon into Afghanistan

What alternative reality is Hassan Nasrallah living in? Lebanon is going up in flames, yet the Hezbollah leader ignites new fires every time he opens his mouth. 

August 22, 2021