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In Depth: Peace, 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.
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.
2 Jun 2011

Interesting if True

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

22 Feb 2012

Libya, One Year Later

Seeing Libya as a collection of distinct societies might help Westerners better understand its challenges going forward.
26 Oct 2008

Lebanon’s Enemy Within

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

23 Oct 2006

Berri Crosses Lebanon’s Red Line

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

24 Oct 2006

Argentina (Finally) Charges Iran and Hezbollah

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

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 ...

22 Aug 2006

Peace Now Under Fire

right-wing country, like the U.S. on speed. Israel is far more ‘European,’ ...

3 Apr 2011

The Remaining Thugs

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

14 Jan 2007

The Liberal Cleric of the Dahiyeh

to find in the Middle East, especially in modern countries like Turkey ...

27 May 2007

Syria’s “Resistance” – UPDATED

It is the only country on Syria’s border that threatened to respond to violence with violence. And it’s the only country on Syria’s border not terrorized by Assad ...

8 Feb 2008

Assad Suckers Obama

is an important country in the Middle East. The US cannot watch while Lebanon’s ...

1 Aug 2006

Instalinks

“LEBANON IS A FINAL COUNTRY FOR ALL ITS CHILDREN”: Robert Rabil says a fresh ...

8 Jan 2007

“So This Is Our Victory”

of Hezbollah’s billboards In the rest of the country you see appeals to peace ...

3 Feb 2009

The New Backbone of the Sunni Resistance

for instance. But even the more hysterical residents of Arabic countries see ...

3 Feb 2007

The Beirut Branch of the Mossad

the Maronites are probably the most liberal group as a whole in the entire country ...

13 Aug 2006

The Storm Before the Calm

was rampant in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Israel is a small country ...

10 Oct 2005

Blackened Foundations

Michael J. Totten's blog I’ve spent enough time in Lebanon now that I’ve developed a real affection for this place. I worry about this country, but not for my own sake because I am here. Any time I want, I can ...

30 Apr 2006

On the Rim of a Volcano

be a catastrophe for Israel if the northern part of the country were left abandoned ...