Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri is a senior public policy fellow in the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut and a nonresident senior fellow at Harward University Kennedy School.

Qatar

Six months later, lessons from a failed siege

Six months into the GCC crisis, Qatar has effectively neutralised the impact of the siege against it.

Six months later, lessons from a failed siege

Middle East

Will the GCC fall apart?

A meeting of the GCC countries is scheduled for December and decisions will need to be made on its future.

Will the GCC fall apart?

Middle East

Will the GCC crisis be resolved soon?

Statements by Qatar's Sheikh Tamim and UAE and US officials signal a potential resolution of the crisis.

Will the GCC crisis be resolved soon?

Qatar

The turning point of the GCC crisis

A list of six broad principles issued by the Saudi-led group may initiate the resolution of the GCC crisis.

The turning point of the GCC crisis

Qatar

The GCC crisis: Draconian demands and juvenile politics

The GCC's latest ultimatum to Qatar reflects regional fantasy, rather than reality.

The GCC crisis: Draconian demands and juvenile politics

Qatar

The Qatar-Gulf rift stems from fear

The UAE and Saudi leadership seem to have decided to make Qatar a scapegoat for their fears about regional changes.

The Qatar-Gulf rift stems from fear

Arab League

Arab summit: Arab leaders oblivious to Arab realities

The latest Arab summit ignored domestic deficiencies that undermine the unity and stability of many Arab countries.

Arab summit: Arab leaders oblivious to Arab realities

ISIS

Time to tackle ISIL's millions of sympathisers?

It is necessary to improve the underlying conditions that transformed ordinary citizens into desperate ISIL supporters.

Time to tackle ISIL's millions of sympathisers?

Middle East

Why are Islamist armed groups clashing in Syria?

Rebel alliances in Syria fluctuate frequently, mirroring the ever-changing complexities of the region.

Why are Islamist armed groups clashing in Syria?

US Elections 2016

What will Trump do on Syria?

Trump's "America first" is likely to make him cooperate with Putin on Syria.

What will Trump do on Syria?

War & Conflict

Lebanese oligarchy preserves its interests once again

The move reinforces Hezbollah's supremacy as kingmaker in Lebanon.

Lebanese oligarchy preserves its interests once again

War & Conflict

The battle for Mosul is about much more than Mosul

The future of Syria and Iraq will be shaped significantly by the outcome of the battle of Mosul that is now underway.

The battle for Mosul is about much more than Mosul