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Mona Alami

Mona Alami is a French-Lebanese analyst who writes about political and economic issues in the Arab world. She is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center.

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Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

08 August, 2018

Comment: In addition to anger over corruption and the lavish lives of the elites, the effects of climate change are compounding resentment in Iraqi society, writes Mona Alami.

The international community has washed its hands of Syria

05 July, 2018

Comment: Never mind peace, justice or democracy, the global community has decided Assad must stay in power, writes Mona Alami.

In Syria, Iran-Israel rivalry puts Russian alliances in spotlight

24 May, 2018

Comment: Russia's ties with the Assad regime will of course prevail, writes Mona Alami.

What's dividing the PMU in Iraq's election?

04 May, 2018

Comment: Iraq's elections are shedding light on the the deep rift within the PMU, and the contested influence of Iran in the organisation's future, writes Mona Alami.

A problematic PMU in Iraq

20 April, 2018

Comment: The consolidation of the PMU into one homogenous a group is a complicated task for the Iraqi government, writes Mona Alami.

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

15 January, 2018

Comment: Regime gains on the ground in Idlib and eastern Ghouta will not be the end of the struggle for Syria, writes Mona Alami.

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

15 December, 2017

Comment: PMF militia commander Khazaali's visit to Lebanon was an astute bit of publicity on the part of Hizballah, writes Mona Alami.

Lebanon's political class must capitalise on Hariri's popularity

30 November, 2017

Comment: Rather than exacerbate sectarian rifts, the drama surrounding Lebanese PM Hariri's resignation has actually served to boost national harmony, writes Mona Alami.

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

17 November, 2017

Comment: In Lebanon and Iraq, non state actors loyal to Iran are impossible to dismantle in the absence of a regional agreement, writes Mona Alami.

Hizballah's hubris reined in by an unpredictable Saudi regime

09 November, 2017

Comment: Hizballah has enjoyed increased leverage in Lebanese and regional politics, but the prospect of a destabilised Lebanon means it must tread very carefully, writes Mona Alami.

IS' defeat in Deir az-Zour will not end extremism

12 October, 2017

Comment: The lack of stability and employment prospects mean that the door to extremism will remain open, even after IS' defeat in the region, writes Mona Alami.

Where does Hizballah's recapture of Arsal leave Lebanese army?

27 July, 2017

Comment: After its Arsal victory, Hizballah's war against jihadis provides it with a fresh justification for clinging to its military arsenal, writes Mona Alami.

Mona Alami
Mona Alami

Mona Alami is a French-Lebanese analyst who writes about political and economic issues in the Arab world. She is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center.

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