Nicola Nasser
Nicola Nasser who is one of the frequent contributors for The 4th Media is an Arab veteran bilingual professional journalist, columnist and political writer since 1982. He served as a correspondent, managing editor and editor-in-chief of Arabic and English print and electronic media in Kuwait, Jordan, UAE and Palestine. His analytical articles are published in both languages all throughout the Arab world and worldwide. His journalistic career took him to Moscow, Washington, New Delhi and several European and Arab capitals. His writings cover inter-Arab relations as well as Arab-international relations with a focus on the Arab – Israeli conflict in Palestine. Born in Birzeit, West Bank of the Israeli – occupied Palestinian territories, where he lives now with his family, Mr. Nasser is a Jordanian citizen of Palestinian nationality. He can be reached at nassernicola@ymail.com.
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Indisputably, the 80 – year old President Mahmoud Abbas has established himself internally and worldwide as the icon of Palestinian non – violence. His Israeli peace partners leave none in doubt that they are determined to smash this icon, which would leave them only with opposite alternatives the best of which is a massive peaceful […]

Peace in Yemn will continue to be elusive unless the United Nations shifts its mission from sponsoring an inter-Yemeni dialogue to mediating ceasefire negotiations between the actual warring parties, namely Saudi Arabia & allies and the de facto representatives of Yemenis who are fighting to defend their country’s territorial integrity and independent free will, i.e. […]

The PLO (Palestine Liberation Organisation) did not object to the appointment of new UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nikolay Mladenov, although he was described by Tayseer Khaled, a member of the PLO’s Executive Committee, as “persona non grata” — not trusted by the Palestinians and nor qualified for the job. The […]

Defying a consensus that it is a priority by the world community comprising international rivals like the United States, Europe, Russia and China and regional rivals like Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia, Israel, like Turkey, does not eye the U.S. – led war on the IS as its regional priority. Nor fighting Israel is an […]

Overtly, the Israeli superpower of the Middle East has been keen to posture as having no role whatsoever in the four-year old devastating conflict in Syria, where all major regional and international powers are politically and militarily deeply involved and settling scores by Syrian blood. In his geopolitical weekly analysis, entitled “The Islamic State Reshapes […]

It is ironic that the annual commemoration of the death of Yasser Arafat should turn into an occasion for rekindling the flames of internal strife. This was clearly the aim of last week’s bombings that targeted the homes of Fatah leaders in Gaza, as well as the podium for the commemorative ceremonies of Arafat, who […]