Jean Aziz

The cables of a side-scan sonar are seen in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, during a tour of areas believed to have gas reserves, off Lebanon's coast near Beirut, May 30, 2013.  (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Azakir)

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Did Washington ask Lebanon to negotiate with Israel over oil?

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 | Jean Aziz, Columnist

An agreement for Lebanon to begin exploiting oil and gas reserves in the Mediterranean appears to have been put on hold following an American request that Lebanon negotiate with Israel to resolve their maritime border dispute.

What are Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units doing in Beirut?

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 | Jean Aziz, Columnist

A leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) talks to Al-Monitor about talks held in Beirut Aug. 8-11, behind the scenes and away from the media spotlights, between a Western diplomatic delegation and 12 people representing the leadership of the PMU.

Lebanon reels under weight of Syrian refugee crisis

Friday, Jul. 8, 2016 | Jean Aziz, Columnist

Lebanon's foreign and labor ministers are extremely worried about the consquences of Lebanon's hosting of Syrian refugees, particularly in light of the June 27 suicide bombings in the Bekaa Valley.

Will Lebanon’s municipal elections lead to election of a president?

Sunday, Jun. 26, 2016 | Jean Aziz, Columnist

The May municipal elections in Lebanon prove that long-delayed parliamentary elections can indeed be conducted and a president of the republic selected.

Near Damascus, watch out for missiles, shelling and speeding tickets

Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 | Jean Aziz, Columnist

In a visit to Damascus, Al-Monitor spoke with Syrian officials about the latest developments happening in Syria.

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Jean Aziz is a columnist at the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, a contributor for Al-Monitor's Lebanon Pulse and the host of a weekly political talk show on OTV, a Lebanese television station. He teaches communications at the American University of Technology and the Université Saint-Esprit De Kaslik in Lebanon. On Twitter: @JeanAziz1

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