Lina Khatib

Director
Middle East Center
Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
 

Education

PhD, MA, University of Leicester
BA, American University of Beirut

Languages

Arabic; English

Contact Information

 

Lina Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Her research interests include the international relations of the Middle East, Islamist groups, political transitions, and foreign policy. She has also published widely on public diplomacy, political communication, and political participation in the Middle East. 

Khatib has published seven books, including Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle (I. B. Tauris, 2013), Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism (co-edited with Ellen Lust, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), and The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication (co-authored with Dina Matar and Atef Alshaer, Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2014). Her published journal articles include “Qatar’s Foreign Policy: The Limits of Pragmatism,” “Public Diplomacy 2.0,” and “Hizbullah’s Political Strategy.” 

Since 2008, Khatib has been a founding co-editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication and a research associate at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. From 2010 to 2012, she was a nonresident research fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. She lectured at the University of London from 2003 to 2010. 

Prior to joining the academic field, Khatib worked in broadcast journalism in Lebanon.

  • Oxford University Press August 15, 2014
    The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication

    Hizbullah uses its image, language, and its charismatic leader, Hassan Nasrallah, to legitimize its political aims and ideology and appeal to different target groups.

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  • Johns Hopkins University Press April 16, 2014
    Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism

    A critical look at the dynamics of activism in the Arab world since the Arab uprisings of 2011 and the interplay between the domestic and regional contexts in different Arab countries.

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  • Radio New Zealand National June 29, 2015
    Three Separate Islamic State Attacks

    As long as the Syrian conflict drags on, the self-proclaimed Islamic State will remain a reality and attract more sympathizers around the world.

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  • Al Jazeera Inside Story June 27, 2015
    How Is ISIL Expanding?

    A year after declaring a “caliphate,” self-proclaimed Islamic State fighters are claiming attacks in Kuwait and Tunisia.

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  • NPR All Things Considered June 9, 2015
    No Winner In Sight As Forces Fighting in Syria Weaken

    The Syrian regime sees the self-proclaimed Islamic State as a useful tool to eradicate the moderate opposition.

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  • CNN April 10, 2015
    Yarmouk Under Siege

    The self-proclaimed Islamic State’s takeover of the Yarmouk refugee camp is good for Bashar al-Assad.

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  • KPFK Background Briefing with Ian Masters March 29, 2015
    A Hidden Motive Behind Saudi Intervention in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia is using the war against the Houthis to consolidate Saudi influence and control over Yemen, including the Port of Aden.

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  • Vice News Emphasis Added March 26, 2015
    The Media and the Islamic State

    The self-proclaimed Islamic State uses media propaganda to compensate for military losses. The media must not become a platform for the group to promote its messages, as it seeks to assert power and influence.

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  • CBC Radio The Current March 18, 2015
    ISIS Struggles With Infighting, Defections

    Signs of genuine disunity inside the ISIS ranks would be something new, and a potentially important development for the countries locked in battle with the group.

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  • KQED Radio February 9, 2015
    ISIS Claims American Hostage Killed in Airstrikes

    The Islamic State says that a female American hostage in Syria has been killed during a Jordanian airstrike.

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  • Radio New Zealand International Nine To Noon February 5, 2015
    What’s the Future of Jordan’s Involvement in IS Fight?

    Jordan is currently calling for intensified strikes against the Islamic State in response to the execution of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.

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  • Background Briefing with Ian Masters January 25, 2015
    An Analysis of the Saudi Succession

    The succession in Saudi Arabia comes at a time when Saudi foreign policy seems to be collapsing all around the Kingdom.

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