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Abdel Bari Atwan
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Abdel Bari Atwan was born in Gaza, Palestine and has lived in London since 1979. The founder and editor in chief of Raialyoum since 2013, Abdel Bari was previously the editor of London-based Al-Quds al-Arabi, an independent, pan-Arab daily newspaper since 1989. He is the author of several books, including the bestselling 'The Secret History of al-Qa'ida,' a prolific contributor to international media outlets - TV and print - and lectures worldwide.
Timing is everything: Unpacking Assad’s visit to Tehran
Five reasons for President Assad’s unannounced visit to the Iranian capital amid rapid geopolitical developments in the region
By Abdel Bari Atwan May 12, 2022
By restricting Moscow’s moves, Erdogan is playing Russian roulette
If closing part of Turkish airspace to Russian planes is an indication of Ankara's new direction, it may prove fatal for Turkey across several fronts.
By Abdel Bari Atwan Apr 27, 2022
Yemen’s Hadi has no 'power' to bestow on the new presidential council
The exiled Yemeni president will transfer his presidential powers to the new council, with the Saudis pulling all the strings. 
By Abdel Bari Atwan Apr 08, 2022
An Arab-Israeli 'NATO' to confront Iran will be dead on arrival
The Negev Summit saw an unprecedented level of Arab-Israeli security cooperation to counter the Axis of Resistance, but took place against the backdrop of a seismic shift in the global balance of power. Is it dead on arrival?
By Abdel Bari Atwan Mar 31, 2022
Four signs a US-Gulf 'divorce' is in the making
The rapid-fire 'messages' directed at Washington from old Persian Gulf allies are brutal, and strongly suggest that the days of US hegemony are done
By Abdel Bari Atwan Mar 20, 2022