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Nour Samaha

Nour Samaha is a researcher, analyst and independent journalist based between Beirut and London. She is a former fellow in the Middle East and North Africa program at the European Council of Foreign Relations, where she focused her work on Syria, Lebanon and Israel-Palestine issues. As a journalist, she has covered the Middle Ease for over a decade, producing in-depth reports and investigative stories. She has reported from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Gaza and the Gulf. Her work can be found in publications such as Al Monitor, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Intercept and Politico.

Articles By Nour Samaha

The Battle Between the US and Russia for Influence in the Middle East Shifts from Land to Sea and Beyond  By Nour Samaha - Aug 8, 2019

In March, Cyprus, Greece and Israel signed a trilateral declaration that would, among other things, increase cooperation on regional security, focus on energy independence and work on a project to bring natural gas from the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe, thus reducing dependence on Russia. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the agreement “incredibly timely,” and nothing illustrates better … Continue reading “The Battle Between the US and Russia for Influence in the Middle East Shifts from Land to Sea and Beyond “