Alberto M. Fernandez

Alberto M. Fernandez is a former US diplomat and vice president of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Artsakh: The Lonely Christian Mountain
Artsakh: The Lonely Christian Mountain

It would truly horrific if once again another historic Eastern Christian people were to be ethnically cleansed and obliterated from their homeland as the world did nothing.

Jocelyne Khoueiry: A Life for Lebanon
Jocelyne Khoueiry: A Life for Lebanon

Jocelyne Khoueiry (1955–2020), who died on July 31, was a resistance fighter in the Lebanese Civil War but later created charitable organizations.

Where Statues of Slavers and Imperialists Still Stand in the Middle East
Where Statues of Slavers and Imperialists Still Stand in the Middle East

The Middle East is not overloaded with statues of historic figures, but they do exist. Some are of imperialists and slavers.

America’s Arabic-Language Media in the Middle East: A Conversation with Alberto M. Fernandez

In lieu of Providence’s regular social hour talk, Editor Mark Tooley spoke via Skype with Amb. Alberto M. Fernandez, president…

The Bold and the Free: Waging Media War in Arabic - Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) - Al-Hurra
The Bold and the Free: Waging Media War in Arabic

Given the alarming trends in the Middle East, America should fashion agile media platforms that influence audiences in the region and—even more importantly—say something compelling.

The Middle East Still Matters, So We Must Engage
The Middle East Still Matters, So We Must Engage

As American Christians, what is our relationship with the Middle East, and why does it matter to us? How does our relationship contrast to the superficial and shortsighted way governments engage the region?

Critical Conversations: Nicholson Discusses Middle East Policy with MBN’s Alberto Fernandez
America Talks to the Middle East an Interview with MBN’s Alberto Fernandez

Providence co-editor Robert Nicholson sat down with Ambassador Alberto Fernandez, president of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). Throughout an extensive conversation, Nicholson posed five questions to Fernandez on topics ranging from Syria to the prospect of democracy in the greater Middle East.

Iraq Protests: A Hot, Thirsty, and Angry Iraq is One Glimpse into the Region’s Future
A Hot, Thirsty, and Angry Iraq is One Glimpse into the Region’s Future

Earlier this month, large parts of southern Iraq rose in tumult and turmoil as hot, thirsty, and angry citizens complained about unemployment, lack of services, corruption, lack of water, and lack of electricity in a country with the world’s fifth largest proven oil reserves.

Two Cuban Deaths: Fidel Castro & Pedro Luis Boitel

Fidel Castro has died. But in the end neither the Cuban story, nor the human one, will be about him.

Renewing a Convincing American Global Engagement
Renewing a Convincing American Global Engagement

Much has been made of Obama’s foreign policy mistakes, but one criticism not often made, at least not fully, is that the Obama Administration was caught flat-footed by the changing information environment revolutionized by the rise of social media.