Writer and political analyst
He began his career in journalism in 1973 with the Beirut-based An-Nahar. He studied at the Lebanese University where he received degrees in history and media studies. In 1979, he went to Paris to pursue his studies in media. He was assigned by An-Nahar al-Dawli wal Arabi magazine in 1980 the coverage of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. At the end of 1988, he joined the London-based Al-Hayat of which he became Deputy Editor-in-Chief. During that period, he was one of the newspaper's commentators and analysts.