Haytham Mouzahem

Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C) sits with Saad Hariri (R), who became prime minister for the second time in December, and parliament Speaker Nabih Berri (L) at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, Nov. 3, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)

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Once again, disputes delay Lebanese elections

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Haytham Mouzahem, Contributor

Unless Lebanese politicians overcome their differences — or at least ignore them long enough to hold elections — the country could face another legislative vacuum.

Lebanese president provokes outcry with Hezbollah comment

Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 | Haytham Mouzahem, Contributor

President Michel Aoun stated in an interview that Lebanon needs Hezbollah’s arms to defend the country from potential Israeli aggression, stirring harsh criticism from his political opponents.

Will major opposition groups face off in Syria?

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 | Haytham Mouzahem, Contributor

The new formation of Tahrir al-Sham, which is comprised of several Syrian opposition factions including Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, raises questions about the goals of this new group.

Hezbollah torn between its local and regional roles

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 | Haytham Mouzahem, Contributor

In light of the raging regional crises, Hezbollah has been intervening outside Lebanon's border in support of its foreign allies in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, raising controversy inside the country about the movement’s local and regional influence.

New Lebanese president makes Gulf priority

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 | Haytham Mouzahem, Contributor

With a visit to Saudi Arabia on Jan. 10, new Lebanese President Michel Aoun has signaled that warmer relations with the Gulf is at the top of his priority list.

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Haytham Mouzahem is a Lebanese analyst specializing in Middle Eastern and Islamic affairs. On Twitter: @haytham66

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