Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib

Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib is a specialist in US-Arab relations with a focus on lobbying. She is co-founder of the Research Center for Cooperation and Peace Building, a Lebanese nongovernmental organization focused on Track II.

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Sunni vote will determine the outcome of Lebanese election

The Lebanese will head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament. This election will decide the fate of Lebanon. Though it is unlikely we will see an uprooting of the current corrupt political elite, the vote will decide on Hezbollah’s control over the country.

May 12, 2022

The far right takes Europe down a perilous path

Rasmus Paludan, a politician in Sweden who has failed to gather enough signatures to run in parliamentary elections in September, has gained notoriety by visiting Muslim neighborhoods during Ramadan to burn copies of the Qur’an.

April 22, 2022

If Le Pen wins, it will be Macron’s fault

Everyone in Europe is tense watching the elections in France. Though Emmanuel Macron is taking the lead, a Marine Le Pen win is more likely than in the last elections. A Le Pen victory would be catastrophic for the EU and even endanger its existence.

April 18, 2022

Ukraine war gives Turkey a way in from the European cold

Turkey this week hosted another round of negotiations between Ukraine and Russia. As tragic as the Ukraine war is, it has become an opportunity for Ankara to improve its relations with Europe after a long period of tension.

March 31, 2022