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In Depth: Terrorism, Politics, Middle East and Lebanon

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 ...

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.
9 Mar 2012

Hezbollah's Relentless Rage

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.
12 Feb 2007

The Fiercest Liberal in Lebanon

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