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In Depth: Politics, Middle East, Lebanon and Iran

27 Jun 2012

Assad Delenda Est: The Case for Aiding Syria’s Rebels

if nearly every Sunni Arab in the country votes for them, which can’t possibly ...

10 Jun 2011

Fool Me Twice: How the United States Lost Lebanon—Again

US failures in Lebanon in the '80s have always given heartburn to policy veterans. It hardly reassures that recent generations have not done much better.

24 Oct 2006

Argentina (Finally) Charges Iran and Hezbollah

Hezbollah foreign security service chief, Imad Fayez Moughnieh. In a country ...

9 Mar 2012

Hezbollah's Relentless Rage

but they’ve never come close to threatening the country’s existence. ...

24 Jun 2013

Hezbollah's Disneyland

Hezbollah has buit a museum-theme park atop a mountain in Lebanon dedicated to its "victorious" exploits against Israel. Conspicuously missing from this propaganda playland however are the terror group's monstrous attacks against civilians.
5 Mar 2005

Syria Shudders

and outside the country. Marc Cooper found an outstanding blog by Ammar ...

3 Apr 2011

The Remaining Thugs

demonstrations than any Arab country by far, and has been producing them since ...

4 Aug 2013

Hezbollah Plays the Israel Card

Hezbollah has always used the specter of enemy Israel to paper over the dangerous rift between Sunni and Shia Muslims. Now locked in the fight of its life in Syria, Hezbollah needs the Israel card more than ever.
11 Sep 2005

From Portland to Beirut — and Beyond

Hardly anyone I know of has blogged from so many different countries ...

7 Sep 2009

The Warlord in His Castle

the country they fled to as refugees. Egypt’s Coptic Christians are second class ...

12 Feb 2007

The Fiercest Liberal in Lebanon

solidly pro-American and staunchly anti-Syrian group in the country ...

8 Apr 2004

Iranian Proxy War

border crossings along the 900-mile frontier with that country. Tehran has, ...