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In Depth: Sunni, Middle East and Lebanon

7 Jun 2013

Is the Sunni Saudi Kingdom Next?

While Syria’s neighbors are nervous about the war spilling into their own countries, Saudi Arabia's leaders fear that the Saudi jihadists now fighting in Syria will bring their training home to overthrow the kingdom.
19 Jun 2013

Syria’s Endgame: Prospects Dim, Options Narrow

The revolution to remove Assad has metastasized into a grotesque sectarian war among the Sunni majority, the ruling Alawite minority, and a host of other uncertain players.
2 Jun 2011

Interesting if True

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

7 Jun 2013

Is the Sunni Saudi Kingdom Next?

While Syria’s neighbors are nervous about the war spilling into their own countries, Saudi Arabia's leaders fear that the Saudi jihadists now fighting in Syria will bring their training home to overthrow the kingdom.
4 Feb 2010

Israel Threatens Assad with Regime Change

in the Middle East anyway. Not a single Arab country — unless you consider Gaza ...

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.
16 May 2008

Lebanon’s Future

to fight for it, as their Lebanese counterparts are in their own country ...

30 Aug 2012

Syria's War Spills Into Lebanon

but the two countries still function to an extent as a single political unit. ...

2 Dec 2006

Hizbullah leading Lebanon to civil war

Christian cover besieging their government and paralyzing the country. Unless ...

27 Mar 2013

Northern Lebanon Burning

Syria's civil war is spilling into Northern Lebanon, pitting Alawite and Sunni neighbors against one another as the Lebanese police look out for only one powerful constituent—Syria.
5 Dec 2006

How not to run for president of Lebanon

the shots in the country. Tony concludes: As such, Aoun is but the latest ...

17 Jul 2008

The Truth about March 14

and sectarian violence explodes in his country again. But Seniora and Jumblatt ...

3 Feb 2009

The New Backbone of the Sunni Resistance

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

9 May 2008

Lebanon’s Third Civil War

No country on earth can withstand that kind of geopolitical tectonic pressure. ...

21 Nov 2006

The Stage is Set – Updated

in Lebanon have infiltrated the country and are leading combat units ...

1 Jan 2007

Hanging With Hezbollah

is a well-armed Shia militia, the only militia of its kind in the country ...