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Alex Edwards

Alex Edwards

Alex Edwards is a desk editor at The Majalla and Asharq Al-Awsat's English editions. He trained as a journalist before receiving his PhD from the London School of Economics, where he researched American foreign policy in the Gulf.

A Sixty-Year Bluff

Recent months have seen the opinion that US power and prestige in the Middle East is in a terminal state …

Desert Fox 2

With the stage seemingly now set for a US military strike on Syria, possibly with the assistance of the UK …

Obama Moves Offshore

Almost thirty years ago, in October of 1983, suicide bombers drove trucks packed with explosives into the barracks of US …

Three Against One

The American writer and academic Walter Russell Meade once divided American foreign policy into four overlapping schools, which he named …

Ahmadinejad’s Last Battle?

Since his surprise election victory in 2004, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been something of a boogeyman in the eyes …

Going Nowhere Fast

While everything in the Middle East seems to be in flux—Syria is mired in civil war and other states that …

An Enduring Stalemate

This week, the attention of governments, diplomats, journalists and senior military officers the world over has been turned to the …

Explaining Iraq’s Agony

Few scholars have had a better view of the catastrophic car crash that is modern Iraq than the British academic …