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By Rami G. Khouri - May 18,2017
My last week in the United States following the run-up to US President Donald Trump’s visit later this week to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican has only confirmed that the erratic, impulsive nature of Trump’s domestic policymaking also seems to apply to his Middle East polici
By Rami G. Khouri - May 11,2017
Many people spend much time and energy these days analysing the causes of the turbulent, often violent and occasionally disintegrating conditions of many countries across the Arab region.Years ago, and even today, occasionally, Western and Arab scholars or analysts alike singled
By Rami G. Khouri - May 04,2017
 I was in Doha, Qatar, Monday evening when Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, issued a new policy statement that amended some of the long-standing hardline positions on Israel in its charter.The next day I also took part in a public panel discussion on
By Rami G. Khouri - Apr 27,2017
It is bizarre but telling of the modern Arab world that one of the most important meetings that could shape the future condition of hundreds of millions of Arabs and others in this region — the two-day Egyptian-Saudi Arabian summit in Riyadh — has received virtually no serious re
By Rami G. Khouri - Apr 20,2017
Following day-to-day events in the Middle East is a trying experience, as grown men and women ignore the pain they inflict on so many others.Yet we cannot ignore what is happening all around us, because 400 million Arabs cannot all emigrate to new and peaceful lands; 400 million
By Rami G. Khouri - Apr 13,2017
The limited news from Washington, DC, on Monday about the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Egyptian Field Marshal-turned-President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has been widely described as marking a historic turning point in United States-Egypt relations, following the cooln
By Rami G. Khouri - Apr 06,2017
The limited news from Washington, DC on Monday about the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Egyptian Field Marshal-turned-President Abdel Fattah Sisi has been widely described as marking a historic turning point in United States-Egypt relations, following the coolness
By Rami G. Khouri - Mar 30,2017
Few people in the Arab world or abroad will take seriously the regular Arab summit of heads of state in Jordan this week, which is a tragedy for all concerned.Pan-Arab action could have generated worldwide respect for the views and policies of sovereign Arab states, and could hav
By Rami G. Khouri - Mar 23,2017
Just as I left New York City a few days ago to return to Beirut, I read in The New York Times Dan Barry’s powerful obituary of the late Jimmy Breslin, a New York City columnist and book author.Breslin achieved his initial fame in the 1960s, when I was a journalism student in
By Rami G. Khouri - Mar 16,2017
The problematic contrast between how Arabs see themselves and how they are generally perceived in the US public sphere of media and politics jolted me again this week, as I followed American mainstream mass media that mostly mentions Arab countries in the context of war, terroris

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