• Syria in Crisis
    Who Are the Pro-Assad Militias?
    Aron Lund March 2, 2015

    Assad seems to be giving up on the reintegration of rebel-held Syria into the state apparatus. Thus, entrenching himself among the militias and what remains of his army, he has precious little left to offer anyone else—no carrot, only stick.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Lebanon’s Refugee Dilemma
    Justin Salhani January 16, 2015 عربي

    New rules restricting the entry of Syrians into Lebanon are only a stopgap measure in the government’s effort to curb and ultimately control the refugee population.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Photo Essay: Arsal Caught Between Lebanon and Syria
    Maya Hautefeuille December 12, 2014 عربي

    The inability of the Lebanese state to figure out where Arsal stands has made public and state perceptions increasingly hostile toward the town.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Lebanon’s Dangerous Downward Spiral
    Aron Lund November 24, 2014

    The refugee influx, fighting along the Lebanese-Syrian border, and the intervention of Lebanese Shia and Sunni Islamists on opposite sides in Syria’s civil war have all contributed greatly to the withering of Lebanon’s already precarious stability.

  • Syria in Crisis
    A Time Bomb in Lebanon: The Syrian Refugee Crisis
    Mario Abou Zeid October 6, 2014

    The Syrian refugee crisis is a major driver of violence and political tension in Lebanon. Tolerance for the refugees is gradually turning into resentment.

  • Sada Discussion
    What’s at the Heart of Lebanon’s Troubles?
    Sada Debate October 3, 2014 عربي

    Lebanon has so far avoided an economic and security collapse since the start of the Syrian crisis, but major challenges remain. Four experts on Lebanon take an in-depth look at these challenges.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Securing Lebanon, Widening Divides
    Alexander Corbeil July 31, 2014 عربي

    Heightened tensions in Tripoli are prompting new measures meant to allay Sunni concerns, but these will not work unless the root causes of discontent are addressed.

  • Sada - Analysis
    The Syrian Refugees Problem
    Alex Rowell July 17, 2014 عربي

    Fears of a potential shift in Lebanon’s confessional balance are driving power brokers to enact harsher restrictions on incoming Syrian refugees.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Hezbollah’s Iraq Problems
    Alexander Corbeil June 26, 2014 عربي

    The return of Shia fighters to Iraq has left Hezbollah overstretched in Syria and vulnerable at home.

  • Sada - Analysis
    The Lebanese Army and the Confessional Trap
    Mona Alami June 25, 2014 عربي

    Lebanon will be unable to maintain its precarious confessional balance in the long term if the army is seen as growing closer to Hezbollah.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Week’s Top International News Stories
    Moisés Naím March 6, 2015 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    Moisés Naím discusses the international news stories of the week.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What’s the Future of Jordan’s Involvement in IS Fight?
    Lina Khatib February 5, 2015 Radio New Zealand International Nine To Noon

    Jordan is currently calling for intensified strikes against the Islamic State in response to the execution of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Islamic State and the Battle of Arsal
    Lina Khatib September 11, 2014 BBC World Service Newshour

    Lebanon’s official policy of disassociation with the war in neighboring Syria hasn’t kept the conflict at bay.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    In Lebanon, Assassination Inquiry Proves Divisive, Could Rekindle Unrest
    Paul Salem February 3, 2011 Newshour

    The U.N.-backed international tribunal's investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri could either help end Lebanon's political violence or shatter the country's fragile stability after decades of civil war.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Middle East: Brave New World For The U.S.?
    Paul Salem February 1, 2011 Fox News

    As the popular uprising against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues and the pro-western government of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is replaced by a government supported by Hezbollah, the United States is losing key allies in the region.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Lebanon Takes Steps to End Political Stalemate
    Paul Salem May 22, 2008 NPR's All Things Considered

    The pro-western government in Lebanon has struck a deal with the opposition, 18 months after the Hezbollah led-leadership resigned from the cabinet. Paul Salem, the director of the Carnegie Endowment's Middle East Center in Beruit, talks with Michele Norris about key parts of the deal.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Hezbollah Calls for National Unity Government
    Amal Saad-Ghorayeb August 14, 2007 NPR's Morning Edition

    Interview with Amal Saad-Ghorayeb on the status of Hezbollah.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Amr Hamzawy on Al Jazeera
    Amr Hamzawy August 19, 2006

    Carnegie's Amr Hamzawy appeared on Al Jazeera TV to talk about the current crisis in the Middle East. Hamzawy discussed prospects of a national unity government in Palestine, Iran's nuclear ambitions, French-American differences regarding the war in Lebanon, America's strategic interests in the Middle East, and the confrontation between Hizbullah and Israel.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Israeli Troops Push into Lebanon
    Amr Hamzawy July 24, 2006 NPR's "The Conversation

    Amr Hamzawy appears on NPR's "The Conversation" to discuss the current crisis in the Middle East.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A New Map of the Middle East
    Amr Hamzawy July 24, 2006

    Given the last two weeks in the Middle East — client entities like Hizbollah provoking a conflict, the Saudis and Egyptians speaking without power from the sidelines, Western uncertainty about the role of Syria and Iran — is it possible to draw a new map of the Middle East?


Carnegie Experts on Lebanon

  • Mario Abou Zeid
    Research Analyst
    Middle East Center

    Abou Zeid is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on political developments in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

  • Joseph Bahout
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Joseph Bahout is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. His research focuses on political developments in Lebanon and Syria, regional spillover from the Syrian crisis, and identity politics across the region.

  • Michele Dunne
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.

  • Lina Khatib
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

  • Renad Mansour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Mansour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.

  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

  • Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.

  • Stephen Tankel
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Tankel is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, where his research focuses on insurgency, terrorism, and the evolution of nonstate armed groups.

  • Maha Yahya
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Yahya is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.


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