Michael Young is the editor of Diwan and a senior editor at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
Michael Young is a senior editor at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and editor of Diwan, Carnegie’s Middle East blog.
Previously, he was opinion editor, as well as a columnist, for the Daily Star in Lebanon. He writes a weekly column for the National (Abu Dhabi) and the Now Lebanon website (Beirut), and is author of The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon’s Life Struggle. The book was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of its ten notable books of 2010, and won the Silver Prize in the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s book prize competition of 2010.
He is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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In an interview, Charles Lister talks about jihadists and why Bashar al-Assad has to go.
A Carnegie primer as Egypt’s president visits the United States.
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In an interview, Sergio Jalil discusses the Lebanese diaspora in Latin America and how Lebanon can benefit from it.
In an interview, Princeton University’s Bernard Haykel discusses Saudi Arabia’s multiple challenges.
In an interview, Salim Yaqub discusses his most recent book, on U.S. policy in the Middle East during the 1970s.
In an interview, renowned photographer Don McCullin looks back on his career and memories from the Middle East.
As 2016 comes to a close, Diwan offers recommendations for this period of relative rest.
In an interview, Carnegie’s Farea al-Muslimi outlines the deadly dynamics at play in Yemen.