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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.

Book Club: The road of a diplomat is fraught with ever-shifting challenges, demanding constant adaption and empathy. In a unique exposition, Australian diplomat Robert Bowker details the qualities needed from his time spent in the Arab world.

29 March, 2023

It's taken until Netanyahu’s new far-right government for some to acknowledge Israel’s crimes against Palestinians, but these violations of international law have long existed. Rami Khouri explains what must shift to challenge the current trajectory.

19 January, 2023

Across the Arab world, where people suffer from poverty, authoritarian rule, and subjugation to the games of international powers and regional autocrats, the dynamics of the modern Middle East can be defined by three divisions, writes Rami G. Khouri.

01 August, 2022

A flurry of new international reports paints a stark picture of harder times ahead for the Arab region, as more its people lack income, education, and the basic services for a dignified life, writes Rami Khouri.

24 December, 2021

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