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.

Hezbollah’s historical repression of Lebanese neutrality may be coming to an end

The patriarch of Lebanon’s Maronite Church Beshara Al-Rai joined a growing roster of Lebanese leaders who think that the main culprit behind the country’s free-falling economy is Hezbollah and its......

Slain analyst al-Hashemi’s final paper was set to expose Hezbollah’s Iraq network

Shortly before his assassination in Baghdad, Iraqi expert Hisham al-Hashemi told his friends about a study that he was working on. Based on declassified documents from Iraq’s military intelligence,......

From Lebanon to Iraq, leaders seem sincere but loyalties shift as opportunities arise

With their fiery speeches, threats and promises, politicians – from Lebanon’s Hassan Nasrallah and Michel Aoun to Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki and Muqtada al-Sadr – sound sincere and principled. But a quick......

Lebanon’s government: Too weak to fight corruption, too strong to be toppled

Lebanon is close to depleting its Foreign Currency (FX) reserves. National imports will drop to a trickle. Technology will start becoming outdated. Soon enough, pictures from Lebanon will look like......

Troublemaker vs. Superpower: Iran’s absurd claim of power equivalence with US

As America and its allies spend trillions to stimulate their economies and mitigate consequences of the coronavirus lockdown, Iran and its satellite states have either been begging international......

Iran’s Khamenei sees himself as savior to Arabs – he is their nightmare

While Israeli fighter jets routinely pound sites of pro-Iranian militias in Syria, Tehran has found a creative way to respond: Tweeting posters of its imagined victory over Israel.The posters, just......

Lebanon must address policy, not politics, to move forward

Suffering from a deteriorating economy and hunger, many Lebanese threw caution to the wind and took to the streets to protest their ruling establishment, despite an imposed lockdown to contain the......

Palestinians and Israelis show peace is attainable with coordinated COVID-19 response

Palestinian and Israeli authorities are being praised by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), for maintaining “a close, unprecedented cooperation on efforts aimed at......