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 UAE’s Bipolar Foreign Policy

Under the leadership of Mohammad bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi has become militarily adventurist, even as it subverts itself to the U.S.

The Kenya Attack and Soleimani’s Killing

The timing, target, execution and history of economic ties mean we should consider whether the two events are linked.

In Egypt, el-Sissi’s Economic Vision Falls Flat

The president’s economic changes haven’t produced the desired results.

The Unspoken Mission of the Lebanese Army

The army’s leadership is determined to assert its leadership throughout the country, despite Hezbollah’s rise.

Saudi Arabia’s Security Dilemma

Despite the burgeoning threats in the Middle East, the Saudi armed forces remain a paper tiger at best.

How Iran Lost Its Hold Over Iraqi Shiites

Iraqi Shiites understand that Iran wants their country to remain weak and fragmented.

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