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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Hussain Abdul-Hussain is an Iraqi-Lebanese columnist and writer. He is the Washington bureau chief of Kuwaiti daily al-Rai and a former visiting fellow at Chatham House in London. He tweets @hahussain.

The Houthi crisis is creating an Emirati-Israeli opportunity

Houthi attacks on the United Arab Emirates proved what many have known for a long time, that Arab solidarity is an imaginary concept. In Beirut, Hezbollah cheered on the strikes. In Gaza, Hamas...

Erdogan hopes to salvage relations with the Gulf to save Turkey’s economy

In a bid to shore up Turkey’s flailing economy and rescue its nosediving currency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Doha on Monday in the hope that his Qatari allies can provide...

US House’s one-sided approach to Yemen will only encourage violence, empower Iran

The House of Representatives narrowly approved two amendments on September 23 that if included in the final version of the annual defense authorization bill, would prohibit US logistical support,...

Egypt’s President Sisi is moving to thaw relations with Israel, reap economic rewards

For the first time in a decade, an Israeli prime minister is visiting Egypt. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is hosting Naftali Bennett at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, at a time when Cairo...

In Syria the withdrawal of sanctions in phases will not work

A paper recently published by the Carter Center, offered what it believes is a creative idea about how to bring a decade of Syrian bloodshed to an end.A Path to Conflict Transformation in Syria: A...

“Maximum Pressure” removal will ramp up Iranian aggression

Under President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy, Iran never enriched uranium to levels that violated the nuclear deal. Tehran agreed in August to let IAEA inspectors visit two previously,...

Biden rejoining the Iran nuclear deal will allow Tehran to fund militias through oil

If President-elect Joe Biden rejoins the Iran nuclear deal, he will likely suspend some sanctions on Tehran while keeping in place sanctions on non-nuclear activity. Biden should beware: Tehran has no...

After Biden win, Turkey's Erdogan focuses on domestic reform, being global peacemaker

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suddenly wants to reconnect with “nationalist allies” to reform the Turkish judiciary, and where Erdogan has made a name for himself as a strongman at home and a...