Lee O'Brien


Lee O’Brien works in the Department of Political Affairs at the United Nations and was a contributing editor of Middle East Report.

Articles by this Author
The West Bank Rises Up

Ramallah’s landscape this February 21 has overtones of a war zone. Residents have dismantled the ancient stone wall across the street for a series of barricades. The smoke of a burning tire rises in the clear early afternoon air over nearby...

Morning in Ramallah Military Court

The main street was completely deserted on the way to Ramallah Military Headquarters the morning of February 25. It was the second day of a general strike called for in the eighth statement by the United National Leadership to protest the visit...

Lamb, The Arabs

David Lamb, The Arabs: Journeys Beyond the Mirage (New York: Random House, 1987).

More accessible than academic or political studies, journalism has long been the vehicle for most popular knowledge of the Middle...

Campaign of Terror

On September 17, 1981, a car booby-trapped with 300 kilograms of TNT exploded in front of the Joint Forces headquarters in Sidon, killing 21 people and wounding 96. Within the next three days, three other serious explosions occurred throughout...

Adnan, Sitt Marie Rose

Etel Adnan, Sitt Marie Rose (trans. Georgina Kleege) (Sausalito, CA: Post-Apollo Press, 1982).