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Charles Glass was doing his masters in philosophy, when Peter Jennings hired him to work in the ABC News Beirut Bureau. With Jennings, he covered the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts. He also reported the civil war in Lebanon, where artillery fire wounded him in 1976. After reporting for the Observer in London and for Newsweek, he returned to ABC News as Chief Middle East Correspondent from 1983 to 1993. Since 1993, he has been a freelance writer and broadcaster in Paris, Tuscany and London, regularly covering the Middle East, the Balkans, southeast Asia and the Mediterranean. He has also published books, short stories, essays and articles in the United States and Europe. He is completing a book for Penguin Press on shell shocked officers at an asylum in Scotland to be titled:
Soldiers Don’t Go Mad: Shell Shock, Madness and Poetry at Craiglockhart Hospital in the First World War
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From Philosophy Student to Journalist to Author – The Riveting Story by Charles Glass

Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6 pm/18h CET-Paris, 12 pm EST-NY time

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Iran, Israel, and the Future of the Middle East
Bernard Avishai and Charles Glass

Emmanuel Centre
9-23 Marsham Street, London

Together, Bernard and Charles will explore how the Suleimani assassination has affected the strategic interests of the key actors in the region – and offer their predictions for what will happen next. Don’t miss this meeting between two of the most formidable thinkers on Middle Eastern affairs.


RADIO INTERVIEW – The Scott Horton Show
October 21 – Scott interviews Charles Glass about America’s long involvement in Syria, starting with the Obama administration’s support for the insurgent side in the country’s civil war in 2011. This move, made partly with the intent to limit the influence of Iran and Russia in the Middle East, has actually ended up strengthening them, as their positions have been vindicated by the failure to overthrow the Assad regime. Glass outlines the many times the U.S. has used the Kurds for their own devices and then betrayed them when it became convenient.


Charles Glass talks to Scott Horton about the arrest of Julian Assange.
Friday 17th May

They Fought AloneBook Culture on Columbus: Charles Glass on They Fought Alone
Tuesday 5 March – 7:00pm
450 Columbus Ave, New York City 10024

Join Harper’s Magazine and Book Culture on Columbus on Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm, as we welcome Charles Glass for a discussion of his book, They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France.

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Charles Glass – The Horror of Syria: What Happened, What Might Have Been Different
February 21, 4:30pm
The Dickey Center, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA

Beirut, TWA, 1985

Return of a Native
Diwan | 10th March 2018
In an interview with Michael Young, Senior Editor, Diwan – Carnegie Middle East Center, Charles Glass speaks of Lebanon, his books, and what he really thinks about war
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Dhaka Literary Festival
16 – 18 November 2017
Bangla Academy
Suharwardy Udyan Road,
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dhaka Tribune

Read Nadia Kabir Barb’s profile of Charles Glass,
The man who has lived and breathed his subject.

The Balfour Declaration: 100 Years On
Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 07:00 PM