Mona Alami


An armored vehicle carrying rebel fighters bears the flag of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, near the town of Maarde, central Syria, March 22, 2017.  (photo by OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham plots its next move in northern Syria

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is consolidating its influence in northern Syria, mainly in Idlib, and trying to position itself as a de facto interlocutor in political agreements reshaping the country.

Next Israel-Hezbollah confrontation could be in Syria

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

While the cease-fire brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan seems to be holding for now in southern Syria, it might not last for long given the Israeli-Iranian rivalry in the region.

The geopolitics behind race for eastern Syria

Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

Fast-paced developments between the various players of the Syrian war raise questions about the geopolitical importance of the northeastern region.

Liberation of Iraq's Hawija delayed yet again

Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

Due to the disagreement between Iraqi forces linked to Baghdad and the Kurdish forces, the liberation of Hawija has been delayed several times.

Who is behind new round of violence in Lebanon refugee camp?

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

The Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in southern Lebanon has witnessed heavy clashes between factions linked to a jihadi cell and the Palestinian Joint Security Force.

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Mona Alami is a French-Lebanese journalist and a non-resident fellow at the Rafic Hariri Middle East center at the Atlantic Council. She writes about political and economic issues in the Arab world, namely, in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and the UAE.

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