Chris Zambelis

Chris Zambelis is a Senior Analyst specializing in Middle East affairs for Helios Global, Inc., a risk management group based in the Washington DC area. He is also the director of World Trends Watch, Helios Global’s geopolitical practice area.

The Day After: Iran’s Quiet Taliban Diplomacy (Part 2/2)

December 06, 2013

The Taliban seems committed to working with Iran for the purpose of enhancing its diplomatic leverage. This is the final of a two part series. Read part one here. [Note: This article was originally published by The Jamestown Foundation.]

Lebanese Salafist Cleric Organizes Militia Forays into Syria

May 30, 2013

Chris Zambelis analyzes the recent decision of Lebanese Salafist cleric Shaykh Ahmad al-Assir to mobilize an armed militia to join the uprising in Syria and its implications for Lebanon. The role of Al-Assir, who singles out Hezbollah and Iran as malicious and hegemonic forces, has to be understood in the...