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France and Hezbollah: It’s Complicated

France and Hezbollah: It’s Complicated

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—Élie Barnavi, Israel’s former ambassador to France, recalls that he once met with former French President Jacques Chirac to convince him to label Hezbollah “a terrorist organization responsible since its founding in 1982 for abductions,...
Iraqis Have a Chance: What Will They Do With It?

Iraqis Have a Chance: What Will They Do With It?

Almost a decade ago a four letter word divided political opinion across the board. The word was “Iraq” whose regime had acted as a rogue state since the late 1960s. The debate that caused the division achieved new intensity when a “coalition of the willing” led by the...
I can win if Damascus is destroyed

I can win if Damascus is destroyed

What was discussed in the recent meeting between UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad, as reported yesterday by Asharq Al-Awsat, is worthy of our attention. The former told the latter that he could not remain in power. He reasoned that other...