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 Limits of Syrian Kurdish Self-Determination

The creation of the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq in 1992 had a tremendous impact on Kurds throughout the Middle East. In Syria, the Kurdish minority saw it...

The Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Just six weeks after the beginning of the 1980 Iraq-Iran War, Arab countries gathered for a summit in Amman, Jordan. It was there that the United Arab Emirates and...

For Oman, It’s the End of an Era

When Qaboos bin Said declared himself sultan of Oman in 1970, he strove to modernize the country and disentangle it from the Middle East’s political and religious problems. Under...

How Egypt Lost Its Leadership of the Arab World

For centuries, Egypt had positioned itself as a leader of the Arab world. Even before the rise of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s second president and a major proponent of...

In Algeria, a New Constitution Fails to Deliver

On Nov. 1, the anniversary of the launch of Algeria’s war of independence, the country’s new constitution will be put to a referendum. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was elected...

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