• 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?

  • Sada - Analysis
    Hezbollah and Israel’s Risky New Pattern
    Benedetta Berti April 15, 2014 عربي

    Despite their interest in preventing another all-out war, Israel’s and Hezbollah’s tit-for-tat actions could lead to an undesirable escalation.

  • Paper
    The Roots of Crisis in Northern Lebanon
    Raphaël Lefèvre April 15, 2014 عربي

    Syria’s civil war is helping destabilize the city of Tripoli and threatening other parts of Lebanon. But today’s challenges have plagued Lebanon since long before the Syrian uprising.

  • Article
    Hezbollah’s Last-Ditch Battle
    Mario Abou Zeid April 2, 2014 عربي

    Faced with a series of regional challenges and coming under intense international pressure to pull out from Syria, Hezbollah has been pushed to embark on an exercise of self-review and to make compromises at home.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Tripoli's Fragmented Sunni Islamists
    Raphaël Lefèvre March 13, 2014

    The simmering intra-Sunni tensions in Tripoli, Lebanon in relation to the conflict in Syria belies the standard sectarian divide of Sunni versus Shia, in a sign of how multifaceted and fragmented the Sunni Islamic spectrum really is.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Lebanon’s Pro-Assad Islamists
    Raphaël Lefèvre March 13, 2014

    The northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli is home to several Sunni Islamist groups that support the Assad regime and Syrian patronage has given them access to funds, weapons, and political connections.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Photo Essay: For Hezbollah, the Compass Shifts
    Adam Rasmi February 20, 2014 عربي

    The Mleeta museum, meant to glorify Hezbollah’s past successes, has come to highlight the party’s current isolation.

  • Article
    Lebanon’s Precarious New Government
    Mario Abou Zeid February 19, 2014 عربي

    Hopes are high that Lebanon’s new cabinet can restore stability. But simmering tensions stemming from Hezbollah and its role in the Syrian conflict threaten to derail progress.

  • Syria in Crisis
    What Does the Lebanese Cabinet Mean for Syria?
    Raphaël Lefèvre February 18, 2014

    There are clear signs that Syria is now progressively replacing Lebanon as the region’s geopolitical chessboard. This means that Lebanese politics will increasingly be viewed through a Syrian lens.

  • Syria in Crisis
    A Government to Fill the Void in Lebanon
    Aron Lund February 18, 2014

    If the creation of a cabinet does indeed result in intensified efforts to “disassociate” Lebanon from Syria, it may grant Lebanon some well-earned breathing space—but tightening the border could also increase the pressure within Syrian borders.

  • Syria in Crisis
    How the War in Syria Empowers Lebanese Jihadism
    Raphaël Lefèvre January 29, 2014

    Viewing Lebanon as a transit point for the struggle in Syria and considering its state institutions as legitimate targets may, in due course, fuel the rise of the much-feared Islamic State of Lebanon.


Carnegie Experts on Lebanon

  • 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.

  • 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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