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

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
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.

Squabbling Politicians Push Lebanon to Sectarian Brink

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.22.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The bigger threat to Lebanese stability is the implosion of Syria, which long played a dominant, sometimes controlling, role in Lebanon. Hezbollah has directly intervened on the side of the Assad regime. The Shia movement's involvement risks bringing the conflict back to Lebanon, as did Hezbollah's costly 2006 war with Israel.

It's Deja Vu in Lebanon All Over Again

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Firestorm Among Lebanon's Cedars

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Lebanon is about to fall into another dark period. But this time, the forces of Hezbollah and its patron Iran seem finally to have the upper hand.

Lebanon's Election is Obama's First Post-Muslim/Arab World Speech Victory

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

Obama's speech to the Arab and Muslim World is creating a new context in which the people of the Middle East can more clearly see justice without the need for more violence.