Languages: English, Arabic, French
Areas of Expertise: Syria; Lebanon; Israel/Palestine
Nour Samaha was a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Her topics of focus include Syria, Lebanon, and Israel-Palestine.
Samaha is a freelance journalist and analyst based in Beirut, Lebanon who has been covering the region for over a decade. She has produced in-depth reports and investigations from the ground for publications including The Intercept, The Century Foundation, al Monitor, al Jazeera and Foreign Policy.
Nour Samaha - 11 February 2019
Sanctions can never be ‘smart’; new EU and US measures on Syria are only likely to strengthen the regime, not weaken it