Ali Rizk


Lebanon's Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug 3, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Aziz Taher)

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Hezbollah’s No. 2: US strike on Syria mere ‘muscle flexing'

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Ali Rizk, Contributor

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Sheikh Naim Qassem, the deputy secretary-general of Hezbollah in Lebanon, spoke about the US military strikes on a Syrian air base and Israel and its potential moves in the region among other things.

What role should EU have in resolving Syria crisis?

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 | Ali Rizk, Contributor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Marisa Matias, the chair of the delegation of the European Parliament for relations with the Mashreq countries, speaks about the EU’s role in the Syrian conflict, while tackling the refugee crisis and ways the EU is helping host countries, like Jordan and Lebanon, deal with the massive influx of displaced Syrians.

Why Lebanon could be spared from recent terrorism bloodshed

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 | Ali Rizk, Contributor

Lebanon has been spared from the terrorism violence that has struck other neighboring countries of Syria over the past few weeks.

Hezbollah responds to GCC decision

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 | Ali Rizk, Contributor

In a speech following the GCC’s decision to label Hezbollah a terrorist organization, the movement’s leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, intensified his criticism of Saudi Arabia, indicating a readiness to go all the way in the confrontation.

What Hezbollah stands to gain from Iran's nuclear deal

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 | Ali Rizk, Contributor

As the Iranian nuclear deal enters its implementation phase, analysts are discussing the repercussions of Iran’s openness to the West on Lebanese Hezbollah.

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Ali Rizk

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Ali Rizk is a freelance journalist and analyst whose 14 years of journalism experience includes 5 years in Iran with a special focus on US foreign policy in the Middle East. He has written for various media outlets including Al-Akhbar and As-Safir. Rizk is a regular commentator on Middle East affairs with Russia Today International and on US policy toward the Middle East for Lebanon's Al-Manar.

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