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Rami G. Khouri


Rami G. Khouri is Director of Global Engagement and senior public policy fellow at the American University of Beirut, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Opinion: Lebanon is experiencing a crisis of statehood that plagues other Arab countries in similar ways. Rami Khouri explores the dynamics that have emerged over the last century to get us where we are today.

19 July, 2021

Veteran of the Arab media scene, Rami Khouri, surveys the contemporary media landscape and its changing role in society.

01 June, 2021

Comment: Rami Khouri witnesses a shift in the way Israel's occupation is understood and talked about on the global stage, and considers its implications for Palestinians and Israel.

14 May, 2021

Comment: As blockading states agree to end their irrational boycott of of Qatar, Rami Khouri highlights how diplomacy and statecraft also helped preserve the ancient Nabataean Arab Kingdom.

07 January, 2021

Comment: Reflecting on a decade of Arab uprisings, Rami Khouri takes stock of a protest movement on hold, as Arab states and citizens enter their second century of state-building.

15 December, 2020

Comment: Rami Khouri reflects on a decade of Arab uprisings that saw unprecedented protest and the slow birth of a new Arab citizen, but also the brutal response of regimes.

15 December, 2020

Comment: For there to be any real progress in our region, Biden must grasp how we reached this situation, and how we get out of it, writes Rami Khouri.

13 November, 2020

Comment: A year after mass protests reignited the Arab region, Rami Khouri explores how the struggle against corruption and poverty became the rallying call for a new generation.

05 October, 2020

Comment: Pompeo's failure to garner more UAE-style normalisation agreements suggests that Arab public opinion still counts for something, writes Rami Khouri.

31 August, 2020

Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, writes Rami Khouri.

14 August, 2020