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An open letter to Barack Obama

  Allow me to call you Mr. President in advance, although…
Nihad Quali on stage at Damascus University in the mid-1970s.

Celebrating Syrian Pioneers in 2008

  Back in the mid-1970s, the pioneer Syrian actor Nihad…
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Unhappy are those who still need heroes

  I have always been interested in role models. Whenever…
King Farouk I of Egypt.

Justice for King Farouk of Egypt

  With great interest I have been watching the TV series…
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Damascus Needs More Lovers

There are 12 marriages per 1,000 citizens in Damascus. That is…
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Follow the Heart

  One of my students at the University of Kalamoon recently…
Sir Winston Churchill.

Never give in...

  During the height of World War II, British Prime Minister…
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Avanti, Kadima, and Sharon

The sad truth is the Arabs will not benefit if the ailing Israeli…
President Shukri al-Quwatli and Prime Minister Saadallah al-Jabiri celebrating Syria's first Independence Day on 17 April 1946.

Working for 'nukhba' politics in Syria

I am by no means disrespectful to the majority of Syrians when…
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Houdini of the Middle East, poised to move again

In 1982 while Yasser Arafat was making his painful exodus…