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The Voices of Syria Have Always Been Ignored by the West


The Syrian story is a tapestry of tales, woven together from pain and courage, love…

Syria Aleppo destruction

Syria: The Road to Nowhere


When I lived in rural Ireland years ago, a favorite joke started with an American…

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The United Kingdom Struggles to Live up to Its Name


Flying into the United Kingdom after five months away was like arriving in a parallel…

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About the Author

charles-glassCharles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and writer, who began his journalistic career in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau with Peter Jennings. He covered the October Arab-Israeli War on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts. He also covered civil war in Lebanon, where artillery fire wounded him in 1976. He was ABC News Chief Middle East correspondent from 1983 to 1993. Since 1993, he has been a freelance writer in Paris, Tuscany, Venice and London, regularly covering the Middle East, the Balkans, southeast Asia and the Mediterranean region. He has also published books, short stories, essays and articles in the United States and Europe.