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Rami G. Khouri

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Rami George Khouri is an internationally syndicated political columnist and book author. He was the first director, and is now a senior fellow, at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. He also serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Kennedy School of Harvard University. He is editor at large, and former executive editor, of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, and was awarded the Pax Christi International Peace Prize for 2006.

He teaches or lectures annually at the American University of Beirut and Northeastern University. He has been a fellow and visiting scholar at Harvard, Mount Holyoke, Princeton, Syracuse, The Fletcher School at Tufts, Northeastern, Denver, Oklahoma and Stanford universities, and is a member of the Brookings Institution Task Force on US Relations with the Islamic World. He is a Fellow of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (Arab East Jerusalem). He also serves on the Joint Advisory Board of the Northwestern University Journalism School in Doha, Qatar, Georgetown University’s Center for Regional and International Studies in Doha, Qatar, and recently completed a four-year term on the International Advisory Council of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

He was editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times for seven years and for 18 years was general manager of Al Kutba, Publishers, in Amman, Jordan, where he also served as a consultant to the Jordanian tourism ministry on biblical archaeological sites. He has hosted programs on archaeology, history and current public affairs on Jordan Television and Radio Jordan, and often comments on Mideast issues in the international media.

He has a BA and MSc degrees respectively in political science and mass communications from Syracuse University, NY, USA.

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Date Article
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06/18/2016 Syria suffers the consequences of incoherent statecraft by many
06/15/2016 Americans’ attitudes to Mideast war migrants are largely noble
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06/08/2016 Anticipate a globalized Islamist virtual gangster cult
06/04/2016 I hear desperate cries for a credible mediator
06/01/2016 International law works best when applied consistently
05/28/2016 Ennahda in Tunisia pioneers another Arab era and test
05/25/2016 Will we attack our own dysfunctions as we battle Islamic State?
05/21/2016 Will we see two Islamic emirates in Syria soon?
05/18/2016 A critical Palestinian shift worth watching
05/14/2016 Is this the way out of our awful situation?
05/11/2016 Yes, let us honestly assess Sykes-Picot’s ugly century
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04/30/2016 The music says so: the battle for citizen rights will be won
04/27/2016 A benchmark April day of Arab despair and radical change
04/23/2016 Ten observations on the wars in Syria
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03/26/2016 The painful lessons of Brussels seem hard to learn, so they continue
03/23/2016 The threat and opportunity of Kurds in Syria
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03/12/2016 Time for a sensible international effort on Israel-Palestine
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02/06/2016 Intriguing opportunity and dangers of ground forces in Syria
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