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Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Hussain Abdul-Hussain is the Washington bureau chief of Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai and a former visiting fellow at Chatham House in London. Previously, he helped launch and manage the Iraqi stream of the Arabic TV network Alhurra. Before relocating to Washington, Abdul-Hussain worked as a reporter, and later as managing editor, for Lebanon’s The Daily Star. He has reported from conflict zones on the border between Lebanon and Israel, and from Baghdad shortly after the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime. Abdul-Hussain has also contributed articles to US newspapers, including The New York Times and the Washington Post, and appeared on American TV news networks such as CNN and MSNBC. In addition, he is a frequent commentator on Arabic satellite TV networks.

Democracy has Never Worked in Lebanon. But it Needs to if the Country Is to Prosper By Hussain Abdul-Hussain - Mar 8, 2018

Lebanon has never been a democracy. The problem is, the Lebanese don’t know it and actually think that because they hold sporadic elections that they choose their leaders. A proper understanding of the constant political flux of Lebanon can make the perennial state of crisis in the country a little less confusing, if not necessarily … Continue reading “Democracy has Never Worked in Lebanon. But it Needs to if the Country Is to Prosper”

No Change Under Trump in US Policy on the Middle East By Hussain Abdul-Hussain - Mar 1, 2018

When it comes to US foreign policy, President Donald Trump seems to believe that all politics is local. Maybe because the president has been focused on reelection since his first day in office, his interest in the Middle East has been a function of winning over Jewish-American votes and funds for 2020. Everything else, Trump … Continue reading “No Change Under Trump in US Policy on the Middle East”