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Mohamed Chebaro

Mohamed Chebaro is a British-Lebanese journalist with more than 25 years experience covering war, terrorism, defense, current affairs and diplomacy. He is also a media consultant and trainer.

25 May 2019 03:40 PM

Saber-rattling alone will not scare Iran

The war of words between Washington and Tehran continues on an almost daily basis. Will there be war? Or just low intensity skirmishes that result in a stalemate, which will hurt the US and its allies in the region more than the sanctions-resilient, ostracized Iran?

16 May 2019 01:07 PM

Houthis’ retreat from Hodeidah hints at Iran’s mindset

The UN’s announcement at the weekend that Yemen’s Houthi militia had begun withdrawing from Hodeidah port must be welcomed, as long as the group’s departure is completed, as was announced on Twitter by its leadership.

13 April 2019 12:00 PM

Syrian crisis shows international community failed to learn from Rwanda

Twenty-five years ago, the world watched silently as news reports from Africa revealed that approximately 800,000 Rwandans from the minority Tutsi clan had been massacred in a matter of three months.

07 February 2019 12:44 PM

Lebanon’s new government highlights shift toward Iran

A sigh of relief is maybe being shared by the people of Lebanon after the country’s new government was announced after nine months of waiting.

23 January 2019 10:46 AM

Lebanon should be wary of Qataris bearing gifts

The average Lebanese was looking forward to the Arab economic summit that was held in Beirut at the weekend to maybe offer relief to the country’s ailing economy, which has been under severe strain due to many months of governmental void.

17 January 2019 10:36 AM

Is US’ new Middle East strategy viable

As US troops begin their retreat from Syria — leaving a void that will surely hurt America’s friends and directly help foes like Russia, Iran and the Assad regime.

12 January 2019 12:30 PM

Gloomy outlook for Syria as Assad consolidates power

If 2018 is to be recorded in history as the year the Syrian uprising against the rule of the Assad dynasty was defeated, 2019 is likely to be the year that will see steps to rehabilitate the regime of Bashar Assad.

17 December 2018 09:22 AM

Rouhani’s unveiled threat to the West

Last week in the French city of Strasbourg, an attacker known to security services sprayed Christmas shoppers with bullets. In the same week, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani suggested that destabilizing the Iranian regime might result in instability, criminality and even terrorism in many Western cities.

22 November 2018 08:30 AM

Urgent compromise needed as storm gathers over Lebanon

In Lebanon, all hopes are still hooked on the successful resolution of the impasse delaying the crucial formation of the new government, six months on from the general elections.

01 November 2018 01:16 PM

How will Hezbollah act in Lebanon’s new government?

Many descriptions have been used over the years to refer to the Lebanese militia group Hezbollah.