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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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Lebanon’s corrupt elite are running out of options

In devastating testimony to a US Congressional hearing this month, a Syrian man known only as “the gravedigger” described the atrocities he witnessed when he was forced to work at a mass grave in Syria from 2011 to 2018.

June 17, 2022

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