Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
RegionsIraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria
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June 13, 2018Much 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, 2018Hezbollah’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…
May 04, 2018On the night of April 29, air strikes targeting Syrian military positions in Hama and Aleppo reportedly hit two Iran-linked bases resulting in a giant explosion measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale. According to a former head of military intelligence,…
March 08, 2018The next Israeli confrontation with its neighbors will be markedly different from its previous encounters. Recent military escalation in Syria that resulted in the downing of an Israeli F16 in February, points to new trends that could shape future conflict…
March 04, 2018
Full BioMona 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.