Hilal Khashan

Hilal Khashan is a Professor of political science at the American University of Beirut. He is a respected author and analyst of Middle Eastern affairs. He is the author of six books, including Hizbullah: A Mission to Nowhere. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.) He is currently writing a book titled Saudi Arabia: The Dilemma of Political Reform and the Illusion of Economic Development. He is also the author of more than 110 articles that appeared in journals such as Orbis, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Middle East Quarterly, Third World Quarterly, Israel Affairs, Journal of Religion and Society, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

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The Middle East’s Restive Minorities

The Middle East is a religiously and ethnically diverse region. Its complex history has only intensified these divisions, especially after the rise of modern nation-states in the 20th century....

Saudi Arabia: The Drug Hub of the Middle East

Almost no country is free from the scourge of illicit drugs, but Saudi Arabia – the custodian of Islam’s holiest shrines – is emerging as one of the world’s...

Lebanon: The Death of a Country

Last month, Lebanese President Michel Aoun left office, after his term expired, without a designated successor in place. Power vacuums are not uncommon in Lebanon. Aoun’s own election in...

Iran’s Islamic Republic Will Survive – For Now

Protests in Iran continue for the sixth consecutive week following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in custody of the morality police. Some observers see the demonstrations as...

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The 2019 election of Kais Saied, an obscure constitutional law professor who rose to power as Tunisia’s third president since the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in...

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