Experts & Staff

Nour Samaha

ECFR Alumni · Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Syria; Lebanon; Israel/Palestine


English, Arabic, French


Nour Samaha was a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the  European Council on Foreign Relations. Her topics of focus include Syria, Lebanon, and Israel-Palestine.

Samaha is a freelance journalist and analyst based in Beirut, Lebanon who has been covering the region for over a decade. She has produced in-depth reports and investigations from the ground for publications including The Intercept, The Century Foundation, al Monitor, al Jazeera and Foreign Policy.