Lebanon's Parliamentary Elections and their Implications for the Middle East
Hussain Abdul-Hussain, Visiting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House; author, forthcoming Chatham House Briefing Paper, Confrontation through the Ballot Box: Middle East Elections and the US-Iranian Relationship
Roula Khalaf, Associate Editor and Middle East Editor, Financial Times
Chair: Nazenin Ansari, Diplomatic Editor, Kayhan (London)
The speakers will examine the outcome of the June 7 Lebanese Parliamentary elections, and what this may mean for the future of Hezbollah. They will look at the broader impact of these elections on the regional balance of power, in particular the relationship between Iran and the US.