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Aleppo Is Our Guernica

Idrees Ahmad | Posted 03.16.2017 | Home
Idrees Ahmad

As the conflict in Syria moves toward a grim denouement, its mounting toll has elicited a curious response. Many in the west, including prominent liberals, have used the logic of lesser evilism to welcome this outcome.

Can Hariri Co-exist with a Strong Christian President in Lebanon?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Halim Shebaya

Lebanon has been without a President since May 2014. As per Lebanese custom, the President should be Maronite (Eastern Catholic) and is elected by the convening of Parliament with a minimum of a two-thirds quorum.

Syria's Assad Is Expendable But Regime's Survival Is Not

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Marco Vicenzino

Getting all the key players in the same room for the first time, particularly Saudi Arabia and its arch-enemy Iran, constituted a considerable diplomatic shift in dynamics. However, getting all on the same page remains a colossal, but not insurmountable, challenge.

Erdogan Is Pursuing Turkish Self-Interests, Under the Guise of Fighting ISIS

Harut Sassounian | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Harut Sassounian

The Turkish President's self-serving fake war against terrorism could have the tragic consequence of escalating the violence throughout Turkey and neighboring countries. If Ankara is truly interested in countering the Jihadists, it should have done that long ago, instead of arming and abetting ISIS and other terror groups.

Israel: Hezbollah Does Not Want Border Clash To Escalate

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Home

By Dan Williams and Laila Bassam JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare flare-up in...

Arms to Libya? Bad Idea

Ashwin Madia | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Ashwin Madia

Introduce arms into Libya now, and we're almost guaranteed that they'll be used against any peace keeping force sent in after current operations end, and Gaddafi is gone. And what then?

Keep Your Eyes on Syria

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

While world attention was fixed on the crusading drama in relatively unimportant Libya, the biggest, and most ominous bang last week came from Syria, ...

Limited Options in the Face of Turmoil

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

In Congress and the media, new champions of Arab democracy have been born overnight. I suspect this celebration of the "Arab street" is born more of an anti-Arab animus than of a real commitment to Arab democracy.

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.

How Anne Frank Was Sent Back Into Hiding

Josie Ensor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josie Ensor

Hezbollah say its war is not against Jews but on the "Zionist entity," yet it broadcasted a diatribe against the teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank on its TV station.

Israel Can't Pick and Choose Its Enemies

Patrick Galey | Posted 01.16.2010 | Home
Patrick Galey

Saying Hezbollah has attacked its citizens, irrespective of how plausible such a claim may be, gives Israel the ideal pretext to resume its scuffles with the Shiite group.

Lebanon's Leftover Subterranean Scourge

Patrick Galey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Galey

As long as Lebanon refuses to embrace the Ottawa Treaty and categorically outlaw landmine use, many of its citizens will continue to suffer abuses of a fundamental prerogative - the right to safety and security.

South Beirut Bomb Blast Targets Hamas Official

Josie Ensor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josie Ensor

Three bombs planted under a car belonging to a Hamas member exploded in the Hizbullah-stronghold of south Beirut Saturday night, killing two.

Hezbollah Converts Lebanese Homes Into Secret Weapons Warehouses: Israel

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is estimating that Hezbollah has converted hundreds of homes in southern Lebanon into secret warehouses for storing ro...

Mexican Drug Cartels, Hezbollah Strengthen Ties

Yediot Ahronot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ties between Lebanon's Shiite Hizbullah organization and Mexican drug cartels have been strengthening over the past few years, the Washington Times ...

Foot in Mouth Disease

Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly van der Kwast

Of course, the Hizbollah terrorist issue is not to be overlooked. But maybe we should deal with that after we give everyone a chance to speak.

Lebanon: Israeli Spy Sold Bugged Cars To Hezbollah Members

The Daily Star | Andrew Wander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sources close to Hizbullah quoted by the Al-Balad daily on Thursday gave a fascinating glimpse into the secret world of international espionage inhabi...

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Benjamin Netanyahu, one of Israel's most controversial political figures, is favored to win the election for prime minister over Tzipi Livni. Netany...

South Lebanon: Tiptoeing Around Death

The Daily Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The rocket attacks yesterday across Lebanon's southern border with Israel were a worrying sign that the conflict in Gaza may escalate into a wider con...