Mona Yacoubian

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 07:03
Renewed conflict in Lebanon threatens U.S. interests in three principal ways. First, it would exacerbate regional instability, further undermining the U.S. interests in promoting peaceful, democratic reform and economic development in the region. Second, renewed conflict in Lebanon could threaten the security of Israel, a critical U.S. ally, especially if jihadists gain a significant foothold in Lebanon. Third, renewed conflict in Lebanon would allow for ungoverned territory to be exploited by al-Qaeda and affiliated groups, with potential threats to the U.S. homeland.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:45
Mona Yacoubian testifies in front of the House Armed Services Committee on the difficulties inherent in military strategies for U.S. intervention the Syrian crisis.