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The U.S. and Russia Ensure a Balance of Terror in Syria

The Intercept

“The Struggle for Syria,” as Patrick Seale titled his 1965 classic, has escalated steadily since…


Ben Ehrenreich’s New Palestine Book Explores Life on “Planet Hebron”

The Intercept

When I moved to Lebanon in 1972, a joke was doing the rounds about an…


Andrew Bacevich and America’s Long Misguided War to Control the Greater Middle East

The Intercept

The conviction that invasion, bombing, and special forces benefit large swaths of the globe, while…

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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.