Sharmine Narwani

Sharmine Narwani is a commentary writer and political analyst covering the Middle East, and a Senior Associate at St. Antony's College, Oxford University. She has a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in both journalism and Mideast studies. Narwani is a regular Huffington Post blogger and has written commentary for publications and websites like USA Today and Al Jazeera English.

Foolishly Ignoring the Arab League Report on Syria

February 05, 2012

Suspending the Arab League observer mission’s investigations and interventions is the worst thing to happen at this critical time in Syria, argues Sharmine Narwani. On December 19, 2011 the Syrian Arab Republic and the Arab League signed a protocol establishing an observer mission that would lead efforts to resolve the...

"Pffft" Went the UN Tribunal in Lebanon

July 05, 2011

On Thursday, the UN's Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), a Security Council backed investigation of the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, delivered its first round of indictments against four suspects.   Some had predicted that after six years of anticipation, followed by a year of leaked disclosures...