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The Hariri Inquiry: Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Shi'ite terrorist group Hezbollah, claiming to be Lebanon's guardian against alleged Israeli Aggression committed a murder of a Sunni leader, who was a proud Lebanese patriot

Why Lebanese Greivances Won't Lead to Revolution

Patrick Galey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Galey

With no single objective or widespread popular interest, protests in Lebanon will continue to be predominantly factional and anemic in comparison to those of Arab neighbors.

Hezbollah vs. the World

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Amidst overconfidence and miscalculations, Hezbollah and Syria have provoked the world and are now confronting it. Punishing the March 14 coalition or the Lebanese state will do little to end this showdown in Hezbollah's or Syria's favor.

It's Deja Vu in Lebanon All Over Again

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Taufiq Rahim

As my flight touched down in Beirut, I had the feeling of returning to a land where deja vu is a fact of daily life. Where the same names persist for two decades or three or even more.

Ghosts of Israel's Past and Future

Sami Moubayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sami Moubayed

If Israel's crime is extending a ban on the release of its archives, the Arab world's crime is that they have no archives at all to show the world what the real story of the Middle East was after 1948.

Hezbollah and Iran: the New Masters of Lebanon?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Haggai Carmon

Hezbollah conducted a simulation of the zero hour to demonstrate its ability to maintain a security and military grip on Lebanon, thereby giving its Iranian master the coveted reins over Lebanon.

Your Guide to Lebanon's Messy Politics and Impending Civil War

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Hezbollah and Damascus have tried their sticks, by invading Beirut and Mount Lebanon, and carrots, through the formation of a cabinet under Hariri. Yet they remain desperate to see Hariri denounce the tribunal.

Lebanese-Israeli Clashes: What Really Happened

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Assumptions that a full scale war between Hezbollah and Israel is brewing is mere pundit talk.

Is Hezbollah Really Bullying the Special Tribunal?

Patrick Galey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Galey

The UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon will indict Hezbollah members in the trial established to find the murderers of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The ramifications of this would be huge.

Is Lebanon Forgetting its Cedar Revolution?

Patrick Galey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Galey

As thousands gathered Sunday in downtown Beirut to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Lebanon's five-time Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, rally o...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs :What the Lebanese Election Results Mean Facts: Saad Hariri, the son of assassinated Prime Minister Rafiq Ha...