I can’t remember the precise context, but I was recently taken aback when an aide mentioned I had become the longest-serving Arab leader. The sheer pace and density of events in the past 21 years — wars, terrorist attacks, regional conflicts, waves of refugees, financial crises — had caused the years to blur together.
Just when I thought I could give myself permission to start saying I’d seen it all, along came the novel coronavirus.
I cannot recall a time when every leader on the planet had the exact same item at the top of his or her agenda. This captures how truly surreal this moment in history is.… Seguir leyendo »