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Sami Nader


Dr. Sami Nader is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Lebanon Pulse. He is an economist, Middle Eastern affairs analyst and communication expert. He has more than 25 years of combined experience in the field of strategic communication, developmental economics, public finance management and public policy programs, including national health strategies, pension plans and a poverty reduction program. Nader has extensive expertise in corporate strategy and risk management and currently directs the Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs, focusing on economics and geopolitics of the Levant.

Nader is a professor for USJ University in Beirut and appears regularly as an analyst for economic and geostrategic matters on different Arabic and international channels, including CNN, Al Arabiya, Sky News, France 24, Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera English, LBC, MTV, ANB, Future News, Abu Dhabi TV, Dubai TV and Russia Today.

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Lebanon's presidential stalemate

By  Sami Nader | Wed, Apr 23, 2014
The deadlock in the politicking over Lebanon's next president has a familiar feel.

Lebanon banks affected by wage hike

By  Sami Nader | Tue, Apr 15, 2014
The proposed solutions to the wage hike debate in Lebanon included raising the interest rates on bank deposits, which will prevent the banking sector from playing its role as a catalyst for economic growth.

Lebanon on wrong economic track

By  Sami Nader | Fri, Apr 11, 2014
Lebanon is trying to fix structural economic problems by raising taxes, which will make matters worse.

Syria key to Lebanon presidency

By  Sami Nader | Tue, Apr 1, 2014
The politics of who will be Lebanon’s next president cannot be separated from the war in Syria.

Tourism is Lebanon’s biggest missed opportunity

By  Sami Nader | Fri, Mar 28, 2014
A new report highlights the wasted potential of the tourism sector in Lebanon.
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