Hanin Ghaddar

Hanin Ghaddar

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Hanin Ghaddar is the inaugural Friedmann Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics, where she focuses on Shia politics throughout the Levant. She tweets @haningdr.

Maintaining support for the LAF is crucial for Lebanon’s security

With Lebanon on edge of collapse, unrest is expected to grow. In 2020, murders jumped 91 percent from 2019, while robberies increased 57 percent and car thefts hit a nine-year high, according to......

International observers vital to protect democratic process in Lebanon’s election

When the results of the Iraqi parliamentary elections came out, Iran and its regional proxies were taken aback. The fact that Iran-backed militias lost around 60 percent of their parliamentary seats......

US, EU: Take note, protect Bitar and Lebanon takes a step to overcome its crises

The clashes that took place in Beirut’s neighborhood Tayyoneh last Thursday exposed tensions about Judge Tarek Bitar’s investigation into the Beirut port blast and its revelations. Guns are now being......

Avoiding Assad strengthening power from feeding Lebanon’s energy crisis via Syria

This week saw Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad call Jordan’s King Abdullah II for the first time since the beginning of the Syrian civil war. The conversation discussed “relations between the......

Hezbollah’s Ordeal Unlocks New Possibilities

Despite the oil tankers coming from Iran, supermarkets with Iranian goods, and all the Iranian-made medicine flooding its pharmacies, Hezbollah is still failing to maintain the Shia support and......

The Taliban controlling Afghanistan is a headache Iran can do without

Iran is feeling the heat coming from Kabul. Divisions among political camps, contradictory statements, anti-Taliban protests, confusion and anxiety all underline official statements coming from Tehran......

Resigning from parliament will expose Hezbollah’s grip on Lebanon

Put simply, Lebanon is an Iranian colony.As protest slogans indicate, the Lebanese people are finally aware of this reality. The presence and ineffective statements of the former pro-West March 14......

Lebanon’s crises will feed the hunger revolution

With the US dollar exceeding the 15,000 Lebanese Lira threshold, people took to the street as inflation skyrocketed. Supermarkets shut their doors, and fights over food produce escalated into armed......