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How Hezbollah Is Changing the War in Syria – and Vice Versa

Sahar Atrache | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Sahar Atrache

Hezbollah's intervention in Syria has achieved significant gains. The result, however, has been that Hezbollah ("party of God" in Arabic), once widely respected by Sunnis in Syria and the region for its military struggle against Israel, is now frequently dubbed the "Party of Satan."

Change the Focus of the Syria Debate

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If we want post-conflict Syria to end up better prepared to survive the chaos and despair engulfing Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere in the region, we must do a much better job of marshalling and deploying the civilian, political and economic resources essential to the establishment of political stability.

Hezbollah Remains On Sidelines During Gaza Conflict

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- While the death toll from the Israel-Gaza conflict has mounted, Hezbollah has offered quiet words of encouragement to the Palestinians, pled...

Who Really 'Lost' the Middle East?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Leon T. Hadar

How can you attack President Barack Obama for "appeasing" the Ayatollahs in Tehran, if it was your own policy of removing Saddam Hussein from power that helped strengthen Iran and its satellites in the region?

Why the U.S. Must Stand Up to Sudan

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

The State Department estimates two million have died in southern Sudan while 300,000 are dead in Darfur thanks to bombing and attacks by the Sudanese armed forces and their militia proxies. The violence continues to this day.

Arms to Libya? Bad Idea

Ashwin Madia | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
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?

George Bush Was Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leon T. Hadar

If the debate in Washington over the Iraq War had made for strange political bedfellows, during the current discourse over the Egypt crisis, the bedfellows are looking really weird.

Obama Cold-Shoulders the Mideast in SOTU

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

What are we to make of the short shrifting of the Mideast by Obama? Some would argue that the focus of the address was on economic policies, not foreign. But the main theme, "The Sputnik Moment", was global -- not domestic.

Obama's Mideast Policy: An Unpromising Drive Towards a Cost-Effective Pax Americana

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

President Barack Obama is continuing to reorient U.S. foreign policy in general, and in the Middle East in particular, along the lines of the internationalist/neo-realist approach pursued in the pre-9/11 years

Lebanon's Tenuous Peace (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

This week's deadly clashes along the Israeli Lebanon border have pierced an uneasy calm that has prevailed in the region since the 2006 war between Israel and Hizbollah.

Is Obama Set on an Iran Strike?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

As his Afghanistan policy has demonstrated, Obama seems to lack the power and the will to resist the hawks in Washington and has probably concluded that if you cannot beat them, joining them is the next best option.

Foreign Affairs Roundup

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

This week's top stories in foreign affairs: Secretary Clinton continues appeals for international solidarity against Iran, joint Iraqi-American forces kill long-wanted insurgents, and more.

Getting the Vietnam Analogy Right in Afghanistan

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The ghosts of the Vietnam War seem to be hanging around the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his national security aides debate a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Hezbollah Converts Lebanese Homes Into Secret Weapons Warehouses: Israel

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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

Proposal Emerges For 10-Day Gaza Ceasefire

AP | SALAH NASRAWI and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt and Hamas are close to a deal for a 10-day cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group in Gaza, where the ...