Haytham Mouzahem


Lebanese President Michel Aoun attends the 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, Jordan, March 29, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Mohammad Hamed)

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Will Lebanon finally pass a budget after more than a decade?

Monday, May. 1, 2017 | Haytham Mouzahem, Contributor

Although Lebanon’s Cabinet approved a proposed 2017 state budget, the legislation still has to overcome several obstacles in parliament.

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.

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

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