Saying goodbye to Ed Blanche

As our Analysis editor, Blanche worked to make sense of the Arab region’s complex conflicts and security challenges.
Sunday 20/01/2019
Veteran journalist and senior contributor to The Arab Weekly Ed Blanche. (Tamara Blanche)
Veteran journalist and senior contributor to The Arab Weekly Ed Blanche. (Tamara Blanche)

With the death of our colleague, Ed Blanche, last week, The Arab Weekly lost a great editor and a remarkable writer.

As our Analysis editor, Blanche worked to make sense of the Arab region’s complex conflicts and security challenges.

He focused his brilliant mind on deciphering the political and military factors at play in Syria and Iraq, in particular.

Beyond describing the tactical moves of the protagonists, he always strove to draw the big picture and look ahead to the endgame.

We enjoyed his full-page spreads and his lively contributions to our editorial meetings. As we bid Ed farewell in his final journey, our thoughts are with his wife, Mona, and three children.

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