Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat :
Mustafa Fahs

Iranians are Afforded Rights Denied to the Lebanese

According to the Iranian constitution, the transition period is to last fifty days, and this stipulation was applied to the letter. There was no delay; fifty days after President Ebrahim Raisi's passing, Masoud Pezeshkian was elected Iran’s new president. Meanwhile, Lebanon has not elected a new…

The Iranian Elections…Valid Questions

Many questions have been posed about the nature and structure of Iran’s political system, its present and future. These major, complex, and sensitive questions are valid. Some have more than one answer, while others are difficult to answer at all. The victory of Masoud Pezeshkian, a puzzling…

Pezeshkian and Jalili Between Two Scenarios

The low turnout in the presidential elections disappointed the Iranian regime that sought to demonstrate its legitimacy. The participation rate, which did not exceed 40 percent for the first time in the history of presidential elections, appears to complement the citizens’ unfavorable position…

Jalili, Ghalibaf, and Between them, Pezeshkian

The Iranian presidential elections taking place today could be exceptional by every metric, especially in terms of the situation of the region and the globe. Iranian decision-makers want a hardliner suitable for this moment fraught with major crises that Iran itself- not only in its spheres of…

The ‘Hoopoe’ Drone and Hochstein

Between Hezbollah’s “hoopoe” drone - which flew in the skies of occupied Palestine and returned with pictures of strategic Israeli locations, especially in the city of Haifa and its port, in addition to important factories and military installations - and the White House “hoopoe”, that is, the US…

Southern Lebanon and Difficult Scenarios 

The unprecedented recent escalation on Lebanon's southern front comes amid domestic and international fears of the situation deteriorating further. Everyone is worried that an open-ended confrontation, which seems possible, or a full-scale war, which remains unlikely, could break out between Israel…

From Iraq to Lebanon... The Path of the Ruling Elites

From Iraq to Lebanon, dates converge and events intersect, but differ only in names, to the point where the history of the two modern countries, that is, since their founding more than a century ago, can be described as a common history of two states, or two common histories of one country. If…

Gaza… the Holocaust and the Nakba

In a 1941 radio interview, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Hitler's crimes “crimes without a name.” These crimes remained unnamed until 1946 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Resolution on genocide. "The Crime of Genocide" defined it as denying an entire group of…

Lebanon Pending Until After ‘Post-Gaza’ 

Hezbollah refuses to decouple the war on Gaza from the war it has been waging in support of Gaza from the South since October 8, 2023. This insistence closes the door to a land-border agreement linked to the implementation of UN Resolution 1701. Despite the appealing aspects of the offers that…

Lebanon Between Domestic Chaos and Regional Repercussions

Two crimes: the evidence from one seems to indicate that it had been the work of an intelligence service (Israel's Mossad), and the other seems like it had been perpetrated by an organized crime ring, but the evidence shows signs that it was political. We have not seen the circumstances and details…