Maria Maalouf

Maria Maalouf is a Lebanese journalist, broadcaster, publisher, and writer. She holds an MA in Political Sociology from the University of Lyon. Twitter: @bilarakib

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How the Turkish incursion is causing chaos

Turkiye launched airstrikes against targets in northern and eastern Syria on Nov. 19. The bombardment by warplanes, drones and artillery killed many civilians and members of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the leading partner of the US in the multilateral anti-Daesh coalition.

December 17, 2022

Trump-Biden feud dominating US midterm campaigns

It is widely felt that the US midterm congressional elections on Nov. 8 are not just about the election of 435 members of the House of Representatives and 35 members of the Senate, but also a replica of the presidential race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump two years ago.

October 07, 2022

Iranian regime now in a self-destruction mode

Since the coming to power of Ayatollah Khomeini and his supporters in February 1979, Iran has been in the business of exporting its revolution by seeking to create a radical Shiite wave in the Arab and Muslim world with Tehran as its center.

August 07, 2022

Biden’s Middle East policy is pragmatic but incomplete

US President Joe Biden’s Middle East policy is based on pragmatism. He does not want to have a comprehensive Middle East strategy or a long rivalry in the region with either Russia or China. This philosophical orientation gives American diplomacy a great deal of flexibility.

May 13, 2022