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In Depth: Middle East and Lebanon

3 Apr 2011

The Remaining Thugs

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

13 Jul 2009

A Smoldering Disaffection with the President’s Policy

hectoring–Israel’s leaders. It is, after all, they whose country is the target ...

14 Jan 2007

The Liberal Cleric of the Dahiyeh

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

5 Feb 2011

Autographed Copies of My Book Now Available for Pre-order

is striving to gain control of Lebanon. That country could be dismembered, ...

1 Dec 2006

Coup attempt in progress in Lebanon

was going to openly join the anti-Syrian opposition in the country, bringing ...

14 Feb 2008

Obama Imitates Olmert

in Arabic countries can work. His surge of troops in Iraq is about a change ...

30 Apr 2011

The Near East Report

their country is weak, but it did not feel that way to me at all when I first ...

22 Nov 2010

Hezbollah Threatens to Take Over Lebanon

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

1 Jun 2007

Al Qaeda in Lebanon – CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED

of all Arab countries. More than two thirds of the people who live ...

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 ...

2 Oct 2008

Joe Biden’s Alternate Universe

of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.” [Emphasis ...

2 Dec 2006

Hizbullah leading Lebanon to civil war

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

3 May 2007

Protesting Incompetence

founding fathers in the country’s political leadership. Almost every one of the statesmen who built this country out of stone and swamp and battle has passed ...

21 Jan 2007

Hezbollah Riots in Lebanon (Continuously Updated)

elsewhere in the country as well. Michel Aoun threatens to escalate . UPDATE: ...

18 Oct 2011

In Egypt, with Liberals

country, but it certainly wasn’t totalitarian. For the most part, if people ...

15 Dec 2006

Kerry: Syria has “needs”

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

25 Apr 2005

Where do they go from here?

Syrian tank is leaving our country, the last thing we want to hear is a threat. We are just tired of this sort of talk. As a “foreign” country, Iran ...

8 Feb 2008

Assad Suckers Obama

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

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.
20 Sep 2012

The Terrorist's Veto

on paper. The country was theoretically free. But free speech ...

19 Nov 2005

Driving

in this country,” he said before he ever sat behind the wheel of a car in this country. I handed him the keys and he drove perfectly without needing even ...

4 Jun 2006

“Face to Face with My Occupier”

Arabic-speaking countries do. There is relatively little of the Jew-hating poison ...

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.
6 May 2007

“Better a Thousand Israeli Invasions…”

countries, especially not for weak countries divided against themselves. ...

2 Jun 2009

Advice for Barack Obama from Lebanon

usually reserved only for heads of state. Both countries described Aoun ...

22 Mar 2011

Friends in High Places

Telegraph , worries that Islamic extremists in Britain will use the country ...

23 Apr 2005

Goodbye, Syria

and effectively ending 29 years of military presence in the country. A few score ...

19 Dec 2006

Out of Lebanon

a terrific job guest-blogging while I’ve been out of the country. I couldn’t ...

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 ...

27 Nov 2006

NY Times: Hizbullah Training Mahdi Army

and mobilization levels reaching beyond the country,” said Hizbullah MP Mohammad Raad ...

27 Jan 2011

The Gathering Storm

Michael Zantovsky's blog As of last week, the Middle East is in turmoil. The old regime in Tunisia is gone; a new one has not quite taken its place. The game is up in Sudan, which will soon divide into two countries ...

13 Dec 2012

Notes on the Syrian Revolution from Marrakech

to settle with the rest of the country. It won't be pretty. * Morocco ...

3 Aug 2006

Clarification of Bias

There is no alternate universe where I can possibly hope that a democratic country loses ...

1 Aug 2006

Instalinks

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

29 Jul 2006

Too Perfect for This World

daughter, at love with a country I have seen very little of. And when ...

21 Nov 2009

Terrorism’s Mask of Sanity

the country so dangerous for Westerners that the U.S. State Department ...

10 Oct 2009

In the Crosshairs of the Syrian-Iranian Axis

the numbers. The only thing they can do is take the country by force. And taking the country by force…they can’t do that either. MJT: Not the whole thing, ...

25 Apr 2006

“You Just Can’t Believe Anyone Hates You That Much”

the Arab and Muslim countries than it appears at first glance. It’s ...

4 Feb 2006

Reactionaries

I have been giving this country for the past year was destroyed today ...

25 Dec 2005

A Magnificent City

promise and more. It is not just “the Muslim country that works.” It’s ...

4 Dec 2005

What to do about Syria

position. The regime is not under imminent threat. Even if other countries ...

30 Oct 2005

Internet Hell

Michael J. Totten's blog Call me crazy, but I figured that going from the Middle East to a European Union country would improve my Internet situation. It didn’t. Cyprus is Internet hell. Internet access here ...

21 Dec 2011

A Challenge to Newt Gingrich

Authority. But this country is ill-equipped to deal with large amorphous bodies ...

17 Jul 2008

The Truth about March 14

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

22 May 2005

The Post Blows It

taxi to Hezbollah country. The emerald city of downtown Beirut, with its ...

8 Jan 2007

“So This Is Our Victory”

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

8 Mar 2005

The Hezbollah Rally

countries for some time, but it has been decades since anything like this has ...

27 Nov 2004

Out of Libya

Michael J. Totten's blog I made it. I’m out of Libya and have moved on to a much more dangerous country – France. Think I’m kidding? It’s statisically possible I’ll be mugged here. And I spent much ...

23 Mar 2010

The Innocents Pack for Damascus

Assad, “understands that his country’s long-term interests … are not well ...

18 Jan 2007

The Blitzing of Haret Hreik

a suicide-bomb belt around the waist of the country. But that would mean siding ...

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