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.

Iran prioritizes regional fighting over coronavirus battle

“If [Americans] want to help Iran, all they need to do is to lift sanctions. Then we can deal with the coronavirus outbreak,” said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last week, who made it sound simple:......

The assassination of an ex-militiaman in Lebanon is President Aoun’s failure

Last week’s story of two ex-militiamen in Lebanon – one released, the other shot dead – shines a spotlight on President Michel Aoun’s incompetence – and his ally Hezbollah’s brutality. Together they......

The Muslim American lobby is divided and ineffective

Despite their best effort to help US Senator Bernie Sanders win the Democratic presidential nomination, Muslim-Americans have been unable to move the needle. Sanders not only lost, but was wiped out,......

US Democrats callously using Iran for politicking, not policy

The Iranian lobby in Washington has completely hijacked the Democratic Party, making its officials give statements on Iran that are irrelevant to unfolding events. Whatever the situation with Iran,......

Rep Ilhan Omar’s ‘peace’ proposal puts her duplicity on display

In an attempt to show she is more than a poster child for veiled women of color, US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar revealed a so-called “Pathway to Peace” policy proposal last week. The package......

A future Palestine: Dubai or Lebanon?

Rewind to 2002. The Arab League had just endorsed its land-for-peace initiative, and late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat was shouting “martyr, martyr, martyr” live on TV while under......