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In Depth: Hezbollah, Middle East and Lebanon

1 May 2011

Lost in the Levant: Lebanon Reappraised

In The Ghosts of Martyrs Square, Beirut Daily Star editor Michael Young offers a timely and beautifully written accounting of Lebanon's struggle for stability amid political and religious diversity and extremism.
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 ...

14 May 2013

Farce: Iran Assumes Presidency of UN Disarmament Group

Iran, the world's premier proliferator and terror sponsor, will soon preside over the UN’s Conference on Disarmament — a move that further stretches the UN's credibility. Canada and the US protest.
30 Dec 2012

Iran in the Balkans: A History and a Forecast

Iran’s largest diplomatic contingent in Europe resides in tiny Sarajevo. And the Islamist presence—including terror cells and training camps—continues to threaten the region, and the West.
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.

1 Jul 2010

The Broken Link: What Peace Won't Fix

New Republic correspondent and World Affairs blogger James Kirchick argues against the folly of linkage—i.e., the assumption that fixing the peace process will somehow cure all of the Middle East's other ailments.
26 Oct 2008

Lebanon’s Enemy Within

to Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Seniora: “Lebanon will be the last Arab country ...

3 Jan 2007

Interviewed by Hugh Hewitt

they can get it is to be the only political party in the country that has ...

14 Nov 2010

Lebanon Is Getting Ready to Blow

Lebanon is in serious danger of coming apart. And the country tends ...

19 Feb 2013

Free Syrian Army Threatens Hezbollah in Lebanon

reasons the organization has never tried to conquer the rest of the country ...

12 Oct 2005

I Am Not a Spy

stupid. After that it’s offensive. After that it makes your country look ...

24 Mar 2013

Lebanon's Pro-Hezbollah Government Collapses

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati was selected by Hezbollah, but he turned out not to be the ally they envisioned. Now that he has resigned, leaving the country without a government, Lebanon seems increasingly closer to collapse.
29 May 2006

What Now?

which is dumb. If you’re going to blame a country for the behavior ...

15 Feb 2011

A Sneak Preview of The Road to Fatima Gate

of all places, an Arabic-speaking country. Bashar al-Assad and his ruthless ...

24 Jan 2007

Tough Times Ahead for Nasrallah

that would be a bridge too far. And there was no way the rest of the country ...

10 Apr 2012

The Lost City

and Iran were back in the saddle. They don’t govern the country directly, ...

26 Nov 2011

Winds of Change in the Levant

more than 2,000 pounds and changed the direction of that country ...

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 ...

14 May 2013

Why the Syrian War Could Last Ten Years

most of inland Syria — the flat, dry country where the Sunni dominate. ...

4 Apr 2011

Release Date

booksellers across the country, and of course Amazon.com has a virtually ...

25 Jul 2006

Lebanon’s Premature Liberalism

thought war could engulf the whole country, and not just the border, in one day with no warning? I kept my eye on the country, even so, because ...

26 Nov 2006

Welcome Abu Kais

from South Lebanon, from Hezbollah country. He is not, however, even ...

27 Oct 2006

Iraq the Movie — To Be Filmed in Beirut?

of humor in that country.) Middle East Lebanon Iraq Hezbollah Violence ...

29 Sep 2010

A Nice Little Fantasy

day to a tour of the southern part of that country. He will visit sites ...

24 Jul 2012

Hezbollah's Swedish Roots

Last week’s suicide bombing in Bulgaria by a Swedish citizen is only the latest reminder of Stockholm’s lax attitude toward the terrorists within its own borders.
19 Nov 2009

A Third Lebanon War Could Be Much Worse than the Second

country. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere in Lebanon while Israelis are actively fending off that kind of assault. No country can afford ...

22 Feb 2010

Turkey's Day of Reckoning

countries wanted all along: That is, to put some distance between Damascus ...

24 Oct 2006

Argentina (Finally) Charges Iran and Hezbollah

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

29 Jul 2006

Al Qaeda Heading to Lebanon – And Why Israel Needs to Help Reconstruct Lebanon

is conditional…Assistance to rebuild a devastated country is a wise choice. Okay then, ...

19 Jul 2006

What the World Needs Now

weapons and troops from countries like France, Russia, India and China ...

14 Jul 2006

My Friend is a Refugee

on this very subject. Israel has lost him. And he has lost his country . You’ve made this country unliveable for the people fighting to disarm Hezbollah. ...

10 Jun 2013

Hezbollah's Vietnam

in the 1980s and 1990. And “Vietnam” (the metaphor, not the country) is supposed ...

4 Oct 2006

Dispatches from the Front Now in Print

country. Yet they have more in common with each other than most of them know. ...

9 Apr 2011

Eleven Questions

existence as an Iranian army inside the country, we have little choice ...

9 Aug 2009

Where the Middle East Fights Its Wars

Yasser Arafat and the PLO used the country as a terrorist base and set up ...

9 Mar 2012

Hezbollah's Relentless Rage

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

10 Jan 2009

Publishing Schedule

in the Middle East right now, and nothing I have from the other countries ...

8 Feb 2013

Assessing Israel's Strike on Syria

The details of last week’s strike in Syria remain unclear, but a few preliminary conclusions can be drawn—including that Hezbollah could threaten to drag Lebanon into the Syrian war.
2 Jan 2012

Strong Horse, Weak Horse

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

24 Aug 2010

The Perfect Iranian Storm on the Horizon

also interesting how that part of the country interacts with the rest ...

24 Oct 2011

Tunisia Votes

Michael J. Totten's blog Tunisia, the first Arab country both I and the “Arab Spring” visited, successfully held what looks like a free and fair election. This doesn’t surprise me. The Islamist party has reportedly done ...

16 May 2008

Lebanon’s Future

to fight for it, as their Lebanese counterparts are in their own 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.
8 Nov 2006

An Argument with Hezbollah

against America. I have lived in many countriescountries that would fall under the categorization of “the west” and “the first world”, countries ...

23 Jul 2012

Assad Delenda Est

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

14 May 2013

Farce: Iran Assumes Presidency of UN Disarmament Group

Iran, the world's premier proliferator and terror sponsor, will soon preside over the UN’s Conference on Disarmament — a move that further stretches the UN's credibility. Canada and the US protest.
22 Nov 2005

War

a country at peace. Other times, though, things are different. (Photo courtesy ...

24 Jan 2011

Lebanon Is Lost

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

Hezbollah is Nearing its Apogee

the country is not merely a state sponsor of terror, but is an actual terrorist ...

17 Jan 2011

A Storm Warning for Lebanon

but I have my doubts that Lebanon can hold it together. The country might ...

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