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In Depth: Middle East, Lebanon and France

2 Jun 2011

Interesting if True

still bad in Egypt despite the peace treaty between the two countries ...

19 Mar 2011

No One Could Have Predicted Any of This in January

of force against a country that was elected to its own Human Rights Commission, that Barack Obama would fire missiles at an Arab country when less ...

5 May 2011

An American in the Paris of the Middle East

Square to demand the removal of the country’s Syrian overlords. The Syrians ...

23 Oct 2006

Berri Crosses Lebanon’s Red Line

“moderate” ally, one of Bashar Assad’s point men in the country, said what he ...

1 Nov 2011

Arab Spring for Him, Arab Winter for Her

Arab Spring victories have slowly emerged in Libya and Tunisia. Just not for women.

9 May 2013

The New Black Hole of the Eastern Mediterranean

Michael J. Totten's blog Until awfully recently, Lebanon was the country in the Eastern Mediterranean that acted as a gravitational black hole that sucked in the neighbors. The Israelis, the Syrians, the PLO, ...

24 Jan 2011

Lebanon Is Lost

that “Lebanon is an independent country,” but he’s too late. Lebanon isn’t Gaza ...

2 Oct 2008

Joe Biden’s Alternate Universe

of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.” [Emphasis ...

3 May 2007

Protesting Incompetence

founding fathers in the country’s political leadership. Almost every one of the statesmen who built this country out of stone and swamp and battle has passed ...

15 Dec 2006

Kerry: Syria has “needs”

about our differences with these countries … and nothing in the discussion ...

22 Mar 2011

Friends in High Places

Telegraph , worries that Islamic extremists in Britain will use the country ...

13 Dec 2012

Notes on the Syrian Revolution from Marrakech

to settle with the rest of the country. It won't be pretty. * Morocco ...

25 Dec 2005

A Magnificent City

promise and more. It is not just “the Muslim country that works.” It’s ...

27 Nov 2004

Out of Libya

Michael J. Totten's blog I made it. I’m out of Libya and have moved on to a much more dangerous country – France. Think I’m kidding? It’s statisically possible I’ll be mugged here. And I spent much ...

11 Nov 2005

It’s Not All About the U.S.

of our country.” The Lebanese Christian community does not share his view. ...

1 Jan 2006

Former Syrian Vice President Fingers Assad

that country has. Middle East Europe and Central Asia Lebanon France Syria UAE ...

21 Oct 2006

The Beirut of Europe, Revisited

country will drop bombs on Paris from warplanes. Comparing Beirut and Paris ...

16 Jun 2006

Weekend Reading

in the Western countries ought to throw themselves into these debates ...