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 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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In an interview, Detlev Mehlis reflects on international justice and his own experience as head of the Hariri assassination investigation.
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