Mona Alami


Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad ride on pickup trucks mounted with weapons in the Badia, in the southeast Syrian desert, June 13, 2017.  (photo by SANA/Handout via REUTERS)

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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.

Lebanon's complacent politicians choose more taxes over reforms

Friday, Mar. 31, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

As the Lebanese government passed a new budget that includes tax hikes and spending increases, economic experts are calling on politicians to instead focus on fighting corruption and money waste in state institutions.

Gulf countries take back seat on Syria route

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

It seems Saudi Arabia is more interested in Yemen than in Syria these days, which explains dwindling Gulf support for Syrian rebels.

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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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