Firas Maksad


Firas Maksad is an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs. He is also a Washington-based political consultant on the Middle East.

Articles by Firas Maksad
Anti-government protesters and riot police clash following the announcement of a new Lebanese government in Beirut on Jan. 22.
Anti-government protesters and riot police clash following the announcement of a new Lebanese government in Beirut on Jan. 22.
Lebanese demonstrators stand by a fire near a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces at a mass protest in Beirut on Oct. 18.
Lebanese demonstrators stand by a fire near a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces at a mass protest in Beirut on Oct. 18.
Protesters wave flags during a rally near the Bourj Hammoud landfill north of Beirut on Aug. 16, 2017.
Protesters wave flags during a rally near the Bourj Hammoud landfill north of Beirut on Aug. 16, 2017.
Teenage girls pose behind a pretend car in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on June 22, 2018.
Teenage girls pose behind a pretend car in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on June 22, 2018.
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