Mona Alami

Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East


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Expertise

Regions

Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria

Languages

Arabic, French
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Recent Activity

  • September 04, 2018
    Assad's future is looking brighter these days. He has regained control over much of Syria and is amassing loyalist forces in the north in preparation for the Idlib offensive, the last opposition Syrian stronghold. The regime has also met with
  • August 06, 2018
    Tension continues to escalate along the Israeli-Syrian border with the recent regime southern offensive to oust opposition in the area and Israeli attacks on Iranian targets in Syria. Continued activity along the border is expected as Iran continues to solidify its
  • August 02, 2018
    Tension continues to escalate along the Israeli-Syrian border with the recent regime southern offensive to oust opposition in the area and Israeli attacks on Iranian targets in Syria. Continued activity along the border is expected as Iran continues to solidify its
  • June 13, 2018
    Much has been said in the last week of a possible Israeli-Russian arrangement in Syria aimed at curbing Iranian presence in strategic areas like the country’s southern border with Israel. Contradictory reports of troop movements in Qusayr by Tehran’s proxy,
  • May 24, 2018
    Hezbollah’s emergence as the strongest political faction during the Lebanese May elections confirms Iran’s sway over Lebanon, with the party now capable of securing an unchallenged veto at the parliamentary level and an absolute majority if it secures the right
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Full Bio

Mona Alami is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. She is also a fellow with TRENDS Research & Advisory and is an Associate Fellow at the King Faysal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. She follows political and economic issues in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, and the Gulf. She writes extensively on Lebanese politics, Hezbollah, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, and Salafism in general.

Alami is a regular contributor to a number of American and Arab publications including USA Today, Asharq Al-Awsat, and the Daily Star (Lebanon). She has produced several documentaries for Al Aan TV on Jihadism and Hezbollah.

Alami holds an MBA from the Lebanese American University, and is currently completing her PhD in geopolitics at Lumière University Lyon 2.  She writes in English, French, and Arabic.

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