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Walid Jumblatt

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.

Cohen's Hallucinations in The New York Times

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

There is nothing worse than a shallow columnist pontificating about what should and should not happen in a country he discovered only last week.

Hassan Nasrallah The Manipulator

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, is -- in principle -- a man of religion. However, in addition to commanding an illicit militia and ordering bloody wars, Nasrallah is a manipulator.

No Repeat of Kyrgyzstan in Arab states

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Recent events in Kyrgyzstan demonstrat how seemingly entrenched regimes can, in fact, be on the cusp of a coup d'état. Arabs have followed the events in Kyrgyzstan with wonder.

To Samir Kassir and Neda Agha-Soltan

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

For Samir, Neda and the many others who lost their lives for democracy, we should keep up the fight, with or without American support.

Lonely Obama vs. Popular Iran

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

While Iran knows how to make friends, Obama's America has become an expert in losing them.

Lebanese Politics in the Post-Bush Era

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The shift in allegiances of Lebanon's chameleon-like Druze leader has sent tremors through the country's political system.

Fears of War Grow in Lebanon

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

There is talk of "war shopping", of people storing up supplies in case growing Israeli rhetoric towards Lebanon becomes a reality.