Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Hussain Abdul-Hussain is a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based, nonpartisan research institute focusing on national security and foreign policy. Twitter: @hahussain

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Al-Sudani’s unfulfilled promises a worry for Iraqis

Less than a month after being inaugurated as Iraq’s prime minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani is already reneging on promises he made to secure his governing coalition. The longer these pledges go unmet, the longer Iraq’s destabilizing political polarization will persist.

November 16, 2022

Scoring the Lebanon-Israel maritime deal

The headline-grabbing maritime boundary deal announced between Lebanon and Israel last week produced several winners and losers. Determining who is who is another matter.

October 17, 2022

US unreliability makes regional allies cautious on Ukraine

As Europe led the world in denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Moscow, America followed, while its Middle Eastern allies did not. Arab countries and Israel voiced concern over war and called for a peaceful settlement, but fell short of criticizing Russia.

March 02, 2022