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Mona Alami

Mona Alami


Mona Alami is researcher and a journalist on Middle East political and economic affairs , with a special interest in non-state armed actors and gender issues.

Comment: In Lebanon and Iraq, non state actors loyal to Iran are impossible to dismantle in the absence of a regional agreement, writes Mona Alami.

17 November, 2017

Comment: Hizballah has enjoyed increased leverage in Lebanese and regional politics, but the prospect of a destabilised Lebanon means it must tread very carefully, writes Mona Alami.

09 November, 2017

Comment: The lack of stability and employment prospects mean that the door to extremism will remain open, even after IS' defeat in the region, writes Mona Alami.

12 October, 2017

Comment: After its Arsal victory, Hizballah's war against jihadis provides it with a fresh justification for clinging to its military arsenal, writes Mona Alami.

27 July, 2017

Comment: As Islamic State retreat from Mosul, they will attempt to reshuffle into a more horizontal and decentralised organisation to ensure their survival, writes Mona Alami.

13 July, 2017

Comment: A series of tweets by HTS commander Atrash called on rebel groups to dissolve and join an opposition interim government, angering many hardliners, writes Mona Alami.

08 June, 2017

Comment: Syria's economic situation remains in dire straits, but relative 'stability' in regime-held areas has seen Assad turn to Iran for new investment, writes Mona Alami.

19 May, 2017

Comment: Intensifying the fight against IS in Iraq is just one conflict within a country with countless hotspots that see competing groups clashing violently, writes Mona Alami.

26 April, 2017

Comment: US airstrikes on a Syrian regime airbase change the dynamics for everyone involved in the conflict. Might Assad's future now be looking a little less certain? asks Mona Alami.

07 April, 2017

Comment: The toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhun this week is clear evidence of Assad's impunity, and the international community's disregard for their 'Responsibility to Protect', writes Mona Alami.

05 April, 2017