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Fri, Mar 12, 2021

Hezbollah is using propaganda to cover its deterrence deficit with Israel

Hezbollah won’t necessarily suspend all operations against its archenemy, but it will have to deftly navigate both Lebanon’s predicaments and its support base’s expectations.

MENASource by David Daoud

Lebanon Middle East

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Hezbollah won’t avenge Qasem Soleimani’s death—for now

As the first anniversary of Qasem Soleimani’s demise came and went, the group’s leadership reiterated its promise to exact retribution for the fallen Quds Force commander—but Hezbollah is even more constrained now than before.

IranSource by David Daoud

Iran Lebanon

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs deepens expertise with addition of nonresident fellows

New fellows will contribute to the Atlantic Council’s leading work on security, human rights, and economic development in the Middle East

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David Daoud is a research analyst on Hezbollah and Lebanon at United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI). Prior to that, he held a similar position at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. David has previously worked as a staff member on Capitol Hill, advising on matters related to the Middle East, Israel, and Iran.

David holds a J.D. with a concentration in International Law and the Laws of Armed Conflict from Suffolk University in Boston. He is fluent in Arabic and Hebrew, and has spent extensive time living in the Middle East, primarily in Israel and Lebanon. His work has been cited published in several outlets including Haaretz, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.