Malak Chabkoun

Malak Chabkoun

Malak Chabkoun is an independent Middle East researcher and writer based in the US.

Syria's War

No, US strikes on Syria will not start World War III

If anything, the latest military action against Syria shows that US and Russia still coordinate on the ground.

No, US strikes on Syria will not start World War III

Child rights

From Florida to Syria, children are vilified mercilessly

Why some people are attacking outspoken Florida school shooting survivors and war-traumatised Syrian children.

From Florida to Syria, children are vilified mercilessly

Syria's War

What is left of the Syrian opposition?

And which Syrian opposition will be going to Sochi?

What is left of the Syrian opposition?

Donald Trump

Trump's foreign policy: Follow the money

Making money has been the guiding principle of Trump's foreign policy decisions.

Trump's foreign policy: Follow the money

Middle East

How Assad 'won the war'

Bashar al-Assad is the president of occupied Syria.

How Assad 'won the war'

Middle East

Can refugees return to Syria, as many want them to?

Countries want Syrian refugees to go back, but have they done anything to stop the Assad regime creating more refugees?

Can refugees return to Syria, as many want them to?

United States

'He killed my daughter because she is Muslim'

Muslim lives are not taken away because of 'road rage' and 'parking disputes'.

'He killed my daughter because she is Muslim'

Middle East

Westerners joining the fight against ISIL are no heroes

Western anti-ISIL fighters volunteering in Syria and Iraq are doing more harm than good. They should go home.

Westerners joining the fight against ISIL are no heroes

Middle East

Absurdity is questioning a dictator's motives

Saying the Assad regime is behind the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack does not mean calling for World War III.

Absurdity is questioning a dictator's motives

United States

Syrians should not be thanking Trump for the strikes

Freedom won't come from those who don't value it themselves.

Syrians should not be thanking Trump for the strikes

War & Conflict

Syrians are absent in Astana peace talks

With each round of peace talks, it is further clarified that Syrians under siege are not the key factor in negotiations.

Syrians are absent in Astana peace talks

Battle for Aleppo

Whitewashing Assad and his allies must be challenged

When we leave whitewashers to continue their campaigns unchecked, we put our own voices at risk of being marginalised.

Whitewashing Assad and his allies must be challenged