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.

As the Resistance-Axis crumbles is Assad leaving the door open for peace with Israel?

Last week, Israel agreed to finance a supply of Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine to Damascus, to secure the release of one of their citizens being held in Syria. According to media reports, Russia was......

Hezbollah's fears laid bare

With the Biden administration’s outreach to Iran, and its readiness to resume negotiations on the nuclear deal, new regional considerations are weighing on the French Initiative for Lebanon, and the......

No compromise with Hezbollah please President Macron

The French President Emanuel Macron said last week that the French proposal was “still on the table” because there were “no other solutions available.” He also said that he would visit Lebanon for the......

Reasons behind Hezbollah’s New Campaign against the LAF

On June 8, 2021, Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah held the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) responsible for delaying and refusing to show the public the findings of its Beirut port explosion......

Hacking of Al-Qard Al-Hassan to expose Hezbollah’s economy

The hacking operation that recently targeted Hezbollah’s lending house, Al-Qard al-Hassan (a US-sanctioned financial institution) will probably have long-term repercussions on the group, and its......

Why Hezbollah is losing the support of Lebanon’s Shia community

Hezbollah’s adventurism in Syria and the wider region has alienated the support of many Lebanese Shia. The organization has also lost its military discipline and is under financial pressure, putting......

With Bassil sanctions, Hezbollah has lost allies, Christian political cover

According to a recent statement by US Ambassador in Lebanon Dorothy Shea, the US sanctions against former minister and head of the Christian Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) in Lebanon Gebran Bassil are......