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In Depth: UN, Middle East and Lebanon

28 Feb 2012

Non-Interventionist David Rieff is Wrong on Syria

Especially after Libya, non-interventionists like David Rieff must do more than simply recall the failures of the Iraq War when considering Syria.
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.
11 Oct 2005

Syria’s Interior Minister “Kills Himself”

actually killed himself. This country is rife with conspiracy theories, ...

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 ...

26 Nov 2011

Winds of Change in the Levant

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

24 Oct 2006

Argentina (Finally) Charges Iran and Hezbollah

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

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.
17 Jan 2011

A Storm Warning for Lebanon

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

22 Nov 2010

Hezbollah Threatens to Take Over Lebanon

will ever conquer and rule the whole country as Hamas does in Gaza. Hezbollah ...

15 Dec 2006

Kerry: Syria has “needs”

about our differences with these countries … and nothing in the discussion ...

8 Jan 2007

“So This Is Our Victory”

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

12 Oct 2008

Resisting the United Nations

the other countries have, you would say no?” I said. “We wouldn’t say no,” he ...

30 May 2006

Leave Beirut Out of It

and loathe them. Lebanon is not yet a sovereign country. The Beirut government ...

24 Sep 2005

A Hazardous Profession

Michael J. Totten's blog Lebanon, nearly alone in the Arab world, has a free press. The country is no longer ruled by an unelected foreign dictatorship. Its parliament is national, democratic, and sovereign. ...

25 May 2009

Did Hezbollah Kill Hariri?

country’s history. Accusing Hezbollah of assassinating Hariri — and, ...

8 Jan 2011

The Israeli Way of War

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

9 May 2007

UNIFIL, Unfulfilled

this small country, constantly under attack, has been able to flourish ...

30 Apr 2006

On the Rim of a Volcano

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