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Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

Israel Shoots Down Hezbollah Drone

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent by the Hezbollah group into Israeli skies. Military officials sai...

U.S. Accuses Hezbollah Of Money Laundering, Group Denies

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Lebanon's Hezbollah is denying US allegations of involvement in a $300 million laundering scheme and drugs trafficking, with its deputy lead...

The Hariri Inquiry: Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
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

Israel Treading a Familiar Path in Gaza

Jared Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jared Levy

Hamas doesn't shoot rockets from civilian neighborhoods, mosques and UN buildings to deter an Israeli response. They do it precisely because they know Israel will respond with deadly force.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Thoughts for Change

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and B. Wayne Quist | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and B. Wayne Quist

The Saudis are increasingly turning to Russia and China as their new oil and gas partners, dumping longstanding relationships with once-favored American oil companies.

Despite a Tenuous Peace, Mistrust Remains High in Beirut

Jared Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Levy

Nearly two months after the cessation of violence in Hamra, sectarian and political tensions continue to run high.

Congress and Lebanon

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

With a history like this, Congress should think twice before going on record in support of specific factions in Lebanon's confusing and violent political environment. But over 95% of House members disagree.