• Policy Analysis
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Israel’s Lost Deterrence and the Coming Conflict with Hezbollah

    Jun 12, 2024Patricia Karam

    As the two countries inch closer to all-out war, the coming months may be the most dangerous time in Lebanon’s history.

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonWomen & Gender Issues

    Violence Against Women in Lebanon: The Challenge of Legislative Action

    Jun 6, 2024Rola El-Husseini

    In March 2024, Lebanon’s “reform MPs,” a group of legislators who were elected in 2022 from outside the country’s traditional sectarian system, proposed a new …

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Hezbollah-Israel War Is Becoming Inevitable, and the United States May Not Prevent It

    Apr 10, 2024Patricia Karam

    Patricia Karam evaluates the possibility of a war between Hezbollah and Israel that would be a major escalation in the Middle East as the United States tries t…

  • Event Video
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Lebanon’s Domestic and Regional Developments: A Conversation with MP Ibrahim Mneimneh.

    Mar 1, 2024

    On February 29, 2024, Arab Center Washington DC hosted Lebanese Member of Parliament Ibrahim Mneimneh to discuss Lebanon's domestic and regional policy in ligh…

  • Keynote Conversations
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Lebanon’s Domestic and Regional Developments: A Conversation with MP Ibrahim Mneimneh.

    Feb 29, 2024

    Arab Center Washington DC hosted Lebanese Member of Parliament Ibrahim Mneimneh to discuss Lebanon's domestic and regional policy in light of the Gaza war and …

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    The Limits of Justice in Lebanon—and What It Means for the Future of the Country

    Feb 28, 2024Patricia Karam

    Three years ago this month, the assassination of Lokman Slim—public intellectual, human rights defender, writer and publisher, and outspoken critic of Hezbolla…

  • Viewpoint
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Continuing Skirmishes but No Hezbollah-Israel War

    Jan 25, 2024Imad K. Harb

    Daily and intense skirmishes between Israeli forces and Hezbollah and its allies across the Blue Line—in reference to the border drawn by the United Nations fo…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Iran Between Managing Allies and Modulating Its Deterrence

    Jan 25, 2024Daniel Brumberg

    This is a bad time for Iran to become embroiled in an expanding regional war that pits the Islamic Republic and its allies in Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen against …

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Arouri’s Assassination Will Achieve Nothing

    Jan 3, 2024Imad K. Harb

    In its pursuit of Hamas leaders, an Israeli drone has assassinated Saleh al-Arouri, the Deputy Chairman of Hamas’s Political Bureau, a senior official in the o…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Lebanon’s Political Forces Oppose a War with Israel

    Dec 20, 2023Patricia Karam

    With a heightened risk of the Gaza war spilling over into Lebanon, currently mired in acute political, economic, and social crises, the country’s politicians v…

  • Viewpoint
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Hezbollah Reluctantly Awaits Israel’s Decision on War

    Nov 17, 2023Imad K. Harb

    The frontline on the Lebanese-Israeli border continues to witness the real skirmishes of an undeclared war between Israel and Hezbollah. Reciprocal attacks bet…

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Nasrallah Steers Clear of War

    Nov 3, 2023Imad K. Harb

    Where is Hezbollah and its General Secretary Hassan Nasrallah? This was a natural refrain over almost the last four weeks, voiced by many observers and partisa…