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Claude Salhani

Claude Salhani is a journalist, author and political analyst based in the Middle East,
and Washington, DC. and specializes in Middle East politics, politicized Islam and

He is the former editor of the Middle East Times and a long-time contributor to the
Commentary pages of the Washington Times and several other publications.
He is the former International Editor with United Press International and also ran
UPI's Terrorism & Security Desks.

He appears on a number of radio and television networks as a political commentator
-- including CNN, French radio and TV, Canadian radio and TV (in English
and French), al-Hurra and other Middle East medias. He is a senior associate at the
Washington, D.C.-based Institute of World Affairs and a member of the London-based
International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS).

He was wounded three times while reporting on various Mideast conflicts. He
was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the bombing of the U.S.
Marine barracks in Beirut.

Mr. Salhani is fluent in English, French, Italian, Arabic and has a working
knowledge of Spanish. He studied in the Master's in Conflict Resolution
program at Royal Roads University, in Victoria, Canada.