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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
By Rami G. Khouri - Mar 09,2017
It is refreshing to read a report once in a while that accurately captures the multiple reasons and mechanisms that lead some young people in the Arab world to pursue a path of radical action, including joining movements like Daesh and Al Qaeda.This is the case with a concise stu
By Rami G. Khouri - Feb 23,2017
It is always heartening to see some Western-based global institutions speak the truth about aspects of our turbulent and sometimes derelict conditions in Arab countries.This is the case with a report released in London Tuesday by Transparency International (TI), which said that D
By Rami G. Khouri - Feb 09,2017
Monday was a rough day for moral clarity in the Middle East.We heard from the respected Amnesty International that up to 13,000 Syrian prisoners were tortured and hanged in a government jail.The American president promised to expand military spending significantly, just days afte
By Rami G. Khouri - Feb 02,2017
Never in my life, which has spanned the United States and the Arab world, have I experienced a moment such as the past week when ordinary Americans and ordinary Arabs shared exactly the same sentiments of personal vulnerability, indignity and political anger.In the US in the past

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