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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  • Enemies in the Gates
    • August 10, 2021

    Enemies in the Gates

    Hezbollah’s actions in the past year and a half have turned many Lebanese against the party.

  • America Often Wrong
    • August 02, 2021

    America Often Wrong

    In an interview, Anatol Lieven discusses how the U.S. has erred in the broader Middle East.

  • Lethargy or Revolt?
    • July 27, 2021

    Lethargy or Revolt?

    In an interview, Alice Boustany Djermakian discusses her book on Lebanon’s 2019 uprising and where the country is today.

  • A Long Goodbye
    • July 26, 2021

    A Long Goodbye

    Few things embody Lebanon’s breakdown more than the death last week of two of its most radiant intellectuals.

  • Saad al-Hariri Has Withdrawn from Lebanon’s Government-Formation Process
    • July 16, 2021

    Saad al-Hariri Has Withdrawn from Lebanon’s Government-Formation Process

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

  • Freedom of the Seas
    • June 28, 2021

    Freedom of the Seas

    Tunisia’s informal trade is thriving as thanks to the rise of maritime networks responsible for importing goods.

  • A Military Lifeline
    • June 16, 2021

    A Military Lifeline

    In an interview, Aram Nerguzian sets up the conference this week to discuss support for Lebanon’s armed forces.

  • Building on Lebanon’s Ruins
    • June 15, 2021

    Building on Lebanon’s Ruins

    Hezbollah may accept a new government, but would be as pleased if the country’s social and political order crumbled.

  • Chronicle of a Flawed Accord Foretold?
    • June 14, 2021

    Chronicle of a Flawed Accord Foretold?

    In an interview, Ali Afshari argues the Biden administration’s haste to reach a nuclear deal with Iran may lead to failure.

  • Does Cairo Care?
    • May 26, 2021

    Does Cairo Care?

    In an interview, Mohannad Sabry discusses Egypt’s reaction to the recent conflict in Gaza.

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