Syria’s downward spiral toward civil war is weighing heavily on Lebanon, and although most political and sectarian groups have a clear interest in stability in Syria, there is no consensus on how to encourage security and handle relations with Syria’s regime and its opposition.Read More
About the Author
Raymond E. Karam is a policy analyst for EWI's Regional Security Initiative. A native of Lebanon, Raymond lived, studied, and worked in the Middle East for several years. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science and International Affairs from Hofstra University, followed by a Master’s of Science in International Relations and Transnational Security from New York University’s Centre for Global Affairs. Raymond also obtained a Certificate in International Law and European Studies from the University of Amsterdam and worked for The Hague-based Global Human Rights Defence, compiling a report on Human Rights in South-East Asia. Raymond has also worked for the Synergos Institute’s Arab World Social Innovators Program. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French and has a working knowledge of Farsi.
Tensions between Iran and the United States fueled fears of supply disruptions as Iran threatened to take action if the U.S. Navy moved an aircraft carrier, the USS John C. Stennis, back into the Gulf.Read More