Thanassis Cambanis is an author and journalist living in Beirut. He is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, specializing on the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy. Recently, he co-edited the Century Foundation’s Arab Politics Beyond the Uprisings: Experiments in an Era of Resurgent Authoritarianism with Michael Wahid Hanna.
Cambanis also writes “The Internationalist” column for the Boston Globe, and regularly contributes to The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and the New York Times. He is the author of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel (2010), as well as Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story (2016). Cambanis spoke with Diwan in mid-July, when he came to Carnegie to chair a roundtable discussion around the Century Foundation’s new book. His comments focused on Lebanon’s anti-sectarian reform movement of 2015.