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Rami G. Khouri
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.

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History whispers to blockading states as GCC rift ends

08 January, 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.

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part II

16 December, 2020

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.

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

16 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.

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

16 November, 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.

A new national identity born of protest and anger

06 October, 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.

Pompeo failed to replicate UAE-Israel deal, here's why

31 August, 2020

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

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

14 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.

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

30 July, 2020

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been saying for decades, writes Rami Khouri.

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

18 June, 2020

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, writes Rami Khouri.

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

27 March, 2020

Comment: Arab autocracies, Saudi-Emirati military muscle-flexing and a mythical 'international community' have all contributed to five years of crushing civil war in Yemen, writes Rami Khouri.

Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus

20 March, 2020

Comment: Weak political and economic management will now be further exposed, as coronavirus and multiple new crises roll over the region, writes Rami Khouri.

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

03 March, 2020

Comment: The Palestinians must dare to lead their anti-colonial battle with a powerful raft of political, economic, legal, and mass mobilisation techniques, writes Rami Khouri.

Rami G. Khouri
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.

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