Michael Young

Editor, Diwan
Senior Editor, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

Michael Young is the editor of Diwan and a senior editor at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center.

Michael Young is a senior editor at the Malcolm H. Kerr 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 newspaper in Lebanon. He writes a biweekly commentary for the National (Abu Dhabi) 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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  • Will the Middle East Remain Habitable?
    • November 19, 2020

    Will the Middle East Remain Habitable?

    In an interview, Olivia Lazard discusses the political impact of environmental degradation in the region.

  • An Indispensible Diaspora
    • November 18, 2020

    An Indispensible Diaspora

    In an interview, Sevak Khatchadorian discusses how Armenians in the Arab world reacted to the Nagorno-Karabakh war.

  • Coming Up for Air
    • November 16, 2020

    Coming Up for Air

    A Biden administration may bring crisis-ridden Lebanon a reprieve, even if some things will remain the same.

  • Playing Great Games in the South Caucasus
    • November 12, 2020

    Playing Great Games in the South Caucasus

    In an interview, Alexander Gabuev discusses the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and identifies winners and losers.

  • A Reset in the Middle East?
    • November 10, 2020

    A Reset in the Middle East?

    In an interview, Karim Sadjadpour focuses on how the Biden administration is likely to deal with Iran, and much more.

  • Gebran Bassil Has Been Sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department
    • November 06, 2020

    Gebran Bassil Has Been Sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department

    Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Heir to the Ottomans
    • October 16, 2020

    Heir to the Ottomans

    In an interview, Robert G. Rabil describes Turkey’s relations with Lebanon and its ambitions in the wider Middle East.

  • Blood and  Grapes
    • October 07, 2020

    Blood and Grapes

    In an interview, Michael Karam speaks about a new documentary on wine and war in Lebanon.

  • Can Lebanon Survive As It Is?
    • October 06, 2020

    Can Lebanon Survive As It Is?

    If Hezbollah seeks a change in the country’s political system, its weapons will not help it to do so.

  • Peripheries of Poverty
    • September 29, 2020

    Peripheries of Poverty

    In an interview, Kawthar Dara discusses how regional disparities have added to Lebanon’s fragility.

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