Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat :
Ghassan Charbel
Editor-in-Chief of Aswat Asharq Al-Awsatt newspaper

Memories that Attack Like a Dagger 

Given his experience, Yehya al-Sinwar knows that nothing can break the will of an Israeli government and its generals like one of its soldiers being taken prisoner by the Palestinians. In 1988, Sinwar was again arrested and sentenced to four life terms. But in 2011, he was freed, along with 1,026…

The Specter of Returning from the War

Benjamin Netanyahu knows the story. The silence of the artillery will be more powerful than their sound. He will stand naked before the arrows fired from all windows. They will have no mercy. The snakes will be set loose to bite him. They are the snakes of the opposition, partners in his…

Kissinger’s Shadow Chases Blinken

Antony Blinken went to Harvard. In the hallways, he met the shadow of a man who preceded him there by decades. His name was Henry Kissinger. He will meet the same ghost as he passes through the National Security Council as well as the Council on Foreign Relations. The owner of the shadow also…

In the Company Weak Mighty Players

The most dangerous thing about the blaze engulfing the Middle East is that the powerful players are also weak. They have the ability to launch and wage a war, but lack the ability to end it with a knockout blow or a viable settlement. The extent of the crisis demonstrates that sedatives are…

Iran and Israel ... Questions and Fiery Messages 

The night of April 13-14, 2024 has taken up a distinguished position in the memory of the region. It has been a long time that newsrooms were so fervent to learn the latest developments. Perhaps the night of March 19-20, 2003 - when American rockets rained down on Baghdad to oust Saddam Hussein -…

Gaza Timing and Iranian Timing

If a journalist digs into the recent memory of the Middle East, he fails to find beautiful or optimistic events. Those are completely absent or rare. Road signs are burdened with wars, collapses, assassinations, militias, poverty, deception and suicidal tendencies. They also bear the marks of…

A Man Dreaming of a Corpse

He lies down to sleep. He is exhausted. This is the toughest war Israel has ever fought. Fighting armies was easier than this. Its headlines would have been known and these armies would eventually be broken. Strike their airports, headquarters and burn their tanks. They can be forced to swallow the…

When Wounded Empires Are Affected

An experienced man once advised me: “Don’t forget the wounds of history when you write about the crises of the present.” I paused at his statement. The speaker believes that the world is headed towards a new dangerous phase where the world’s sole superpower loses its hegemony and empires of the…

Putin Is Entrusted to Continue the Flood 

It was the year 1952. Ian Fleming sat down and pondered his concerns and skills as a journalist and intelligence officer. So came to life his novel “Casino Royale” that would introduce the world to brilliant Secret Agent 007, James Bond. Bond is a clever, witty and athletic spy. He relishes…

From Plane Hijacker to ‘Architect of the Flood’

Benjamin Netanyahu has taken his place in history. He is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, outlasting “founding father” David Ben-Gurion. He has killed more Palestinians than all generals of his army combined. It has been quite rare for an oppressor to kill such a massive number of children…