Sami Moubayed is editor-in-chief of Forward Magazine in Syria. He is also a writer, political analyst, and historian, based in Damascus. His articles on Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria appear regularly in The Daily Star, Asia Times, Al-Hayat, Gulf News, al-Ahram Weekly, and The Washington Post. He lectures frequently at the Assad National Library on the founding years of the Syrian Republic, in association with the Friends of Damascus Society and appears regularly on Syrian TV, Al-Jazeera, and BBC.


Articles by Sami Moubayed :

Breaking The Law By Reading Ghassan Tueini – OpEd

Back in the mid-1990s, when studying at the American University of Beirut (AUB), we would rush to newsstands every Monday

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A Turning Point In Lebanon – Analysis

Lebanese President Michel Sulaiman’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, his meeting with King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and his lunch

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Aftershocks Of The Egypt Spring On Syria – OpEd

The Egyptian elections – just like the revolution last year – have distracted ordinary Syrians from the difficulties of their

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Will There Be A Kremlin U-Turn On Syria? – Analysis

Whenever the world seemed to start caving in around them, Syrian politicians have leaned on the Russians for support. Moscow,

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Yemen’s New President: Another Anwar Al-Sadat? – Analysis

The swearing-in of Yemen’s new President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Saturday topped headlines in the Arab world. Millions of

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Syria’s New Constitution: Too Little, Too Late – Analysis


Syria is getting a new constitution this week, 11 months after it was promised to angry demonstrators by officialdom. Such

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Russia’s Democracy Package For Syria – Analysis

The Russians have been talking a lot about a Yemeni solution for Syria, without going into too much detail. Foreign

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Observers Court Controversy In Syria – OpEd

The Arab League Observer Mission has raised a stir since arriving in Syria last week. At first, the Syrian opposition

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Challenge For Political Islam In Syria – Analysis

Depending on who one talks to in Syria, the Egyptian elections have sparked off either fear, or great inspiration —

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What Will Post-Arab Spring Intellectuals Write About? – Analysis

“Ninety years have passed, while we stand tall like electricity posts, staring blankly into the skies, like idiots. Entire civilizations

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