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In Depth: Politics, Middle East, Lebanon and Israel

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.

16 Sep 2014

American Conservatives Find Common Cause with Israel

American conservatives are more pro-Israel than ever, but not for religious reasons: They see Western civilization under assault from radical Islam, just as they once saw it threatened by Communism.
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 ...

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. ...

2 Jan 2012

Strong Horse, Weak Horse

the Kurds, they are fragmented and live as minorities in more than one country ...

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.
23 Jul 2012

Assad Delenda Est

in the country votes for them, which can’t possibly happen. There’s no reason ...

3 Apr 2011

The Remaining Thugs

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

13 Jul 2009

A Smoldering Disaffection with the President’s Policy

hectoring–Israel’s leaders. It is, after all, they whose country is the target ...

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.
21 Jan 2010

The Middle East Has Always Been Hard

Bashar Assad’s overlordship in his country began, “but this process ...

7 Sep 2009

The Warlord in His Castle

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

13 May 2009

Brace for a Hezbollah Victory

Politics are much more complicated in Lebanon. The country is so ...

8 Jan 2011

The Israeli Way of War

is conducted appropriately. I want to live in a country where there is an address ...

4 Jan 2007

“It’s Like a Phish Concert for Terrorists”

visit foreign countries and file these dispatches without your assistance. ...