Rami Khouri

syndicated columnist, senior fellow at the Belfer Center and professor of public policy at the American University of Beirut

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Rami Khouri is Director and Editor-at-Large of the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut. A syndicated columnist and former regional editor at the Daily Star, a Beirut, Lebanon-based English-language newspaper, he is also a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.

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Many are worried Donald Trump lit a fuse in the Middle East when he declared that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump declares Jerusalem the capital of Israel

Many are worried Donald Trump lit a fuse in the Middle East when he declared that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off.

What's next for US relations with Turkey and North Korea?

Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off.

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Should President Trump's  travel ban  on refugees and visitors from seven mostly Muslim countries be re-instated? The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments today.

Terrorism by remote control: Is there any protection?

Should President Trump's travel ban on refugees and visitors from seven mostly Muslim countries be re-instated? The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments today.

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