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Syrian forces, Hizbollah battle rebels in Qalamoun 

Reuters, The National, May 7, 2015


Why Sunni Unity is a Myth 

Kamran Bokhari, Startfor Global Intelligence,  May 5, 2015


Making the case for a Syrian National Stabilization Force 

Larry Luxner, Atlantic Council, April 15, 2015


Obama's fateful Indecision 

Robert Parry,, April 6, 2015


The Pentagon plan to 'divide and rule' the Muslim world 

Nafeez Ahmen, Middle East Eye, April 3, 2015


Lebanon a 'ray of hope' for tolerance in the Middle East 

Heiner Bielefeldt UN News Centre, April 2, 2015


The Middle Eastern Balance of Power Matures 

George Friedman, Stratfor Global Intelligence, March 31, 2015


Shaken by Yemen, Lebanon works to keep its balance 

Nicholas Blanford, The Christian Science Monitor, March 30, 2015


Turkish-Armenian conflict rears its head in Lebanon 

Jean Aziz, Al Monitor, March 30, 2015


Barack Obama's top aide says Israeli 'occupation' must end 

Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico, March 23, 2015


The Future of the Middle East 

Virgil, Breitbart, March 21, 2015


America Is Losing the War Against Sunni Juhadists and Empowering the Shia Caliphate 

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Breitbart, March 13, 2015


Does Iran Really Want a Bomb? 

Patrick J. Buchanan,, March 9, 2015


The Ultimate Enemy of ISIS 

Patrick J. Buchanan, Taki's Magazine, February 12, 2015


Compared with Isil, Assad is someone the West can do business with  

Colin Freeman, The Telegraph, February 10, 2015


CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing 

Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post, January 30, 2015


Shifting Realities in Syria 

The Editorial Board, The New York Times, January 24, 2015


Is Beirut's glitzy downtown redevelopment all that it seems? 

Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian, January 22, 2015


U.S. Signals Shift on How to End Syrian Civil War 

Anne Barnard and Somini Sengupta, The New York Times, January 19, 2015


Who Should be Blamed for Muslim Terrorism 

Andre Vltchek, counterpunch, January 9, 2015


Saudi Arabia Faces Challenges in the New year 

Michael Nayebi-OskouiStratfor Global Intelligence, January 6, 2015


U.S. thinkers see strength in Lebanon's political system 

Bernd Debusmann,The Daily Star, December 31, 2014


Foreign officials agree on need to elect consensus 

Antoine Ghattas Saab,The Daily Star, December 22, 2014


The Islamic State Reshapes the Middle East  

George FriedmanStratfor Global Intelligence, November 25, 2014


On Obama and the Nature of Failed Presidencies  

George Friedman, Stratfor Global Intelligence, November 18, 2014


Beirut's Center Cannot Hold  

Hussein Kalout, Foreign Affairs, November 17, 2014


The endgame of the US 'Islamic State' strategy  

Nicola Nasser,, Novemeber 11, 2014


Talks stalled over abducted Lebanese soldiers  

Rebecca Murray, Aljazeera, October 22, 2014


Lebanon lets democracy slip away  

Marina Chamma, Your Middle East, October 20, 2014


How Lebanon offers a model for a post-IS Middle East  

Michael Bell, Lebanonwire, October 16, 2014


Lebanon's Gathering Storm  

Michael Young, Project Syndicate, October 8, 2014


To Crush ISIS, make a Deal With Assad  

Ahmad Samih Khalidi, The New York Times, September 15, 2014


How The West Created ISIS  

Nafeez Ahmed, Mint Press News, September 13, 2014


Iraq and Syria Follow Lebanon's Precedent 

George Friedman, Stratfor , August 26, 2014


The US, IS and the conspiracy theory sweeping Lebanon  

Suzanne Kianpour, Lebanonwire, August 12, 2014


Lebanon's Triple Negation  

Amir Taheri, Asharq Al-Awsat, August 8, 2014


Building a Syrian National Stabilization  

Frederic C. Hof, Atlantic Council, August 7, 2014


Why the presidential elections in Lebanon are deadlocked?  

Ghassan Michel Rubeiz, Lebanonwire, August 2, 2014


ISIS poses a grievous threat to Lebanon  

Timothy Jenkins, ConvsevativeHome, July 28, 2014


Lebanonization of Iraq and the Middle East  

Jamal Kanj, Redressonline, June 28, 2014


Two Nations, Together  

David Hale, Naharnet, June 18, 2014


Kerry in Lebanon to pledge more refugee aid  

Reuters, Aljazeera, June 4, 2014


Waiting for the impossible dream in Lebanon 

Joseph A. Kechichian,, June 1, 2014


Lebanese president's term ends, with no one to take his place 

Nicholas Blanford, Christian Science Monitor, May 25, 2014


Lebanon's Presidential Race 

David Schenker, The Washington Institute, May 1, 2014


Lebanon's Security Challenges and U.S. Interests 

Speech, US State Department, April 11, 2014


How Syria's civil war threatens Lebanon's fragile peace 

David Schenker, Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2014


Lebanon at the Crossroads 

Paul Salem, Middle East Insitute, March 2, 2014


Lebanon’s “Three Majorities”  

Ny Eyad Abu Shakra, Asharq Al-Awsat, February 28, 2014


Do ‘Syria,’ ‘Iraq’ and ‘Lebanon’ Still Exist? 

Jonathan Spyer, The Tower, Febraury 2014


The Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War 

Reva Bhalla, Stratfor Global Intelligence, January 21, 2014


Now it's Middle Eastern regimes fighting al-Qa'ida, while the US ties itself up in knots 

Robert Fisk, The Independent, January 5, 2014


Will Lebanon Survive in 2014? 

Franklin Lamb, CounterPunch, January 3, 2014


The Russian Bear steps in as the American Empire Unravels in the Middle East 

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, Decemeber 5, 2013


Lebanon pushed to edge, but, somehow, not over it 

Ryan Lucas, Lebanonwire, November 22, 2013


The Middle East Power Vacuum 

Marc Lynch, Poreign Policy, October 25, 2013


How the Sunni-Shia schism is dividing the world 

Robert Fisk, The Independent, October 23, 2013


Shutdown is just a part of Lebanese life 

Davud Gardner,, October 22, 2013


The End of the Sykes Picot System? 

Volker Perthes, , October 21, 2013


It's Time to Put an End to Israel's 'Don't Ask-Don't Tell' Nuclear Policy 

Medea Benjamin & Pam Bailey, Common Dreams, October 17, 2013


How 5 Countries Could Become 14 

Robin Wright, the New York Times, Septemebr 28, 2013


The mistakes of the resistance 

Jihad el-Khazen, Lebanonwire, September 28, 2013


When Syria sneezes, Lebanon catches a cold 

Michael Karam, The Spectator, Septemebr 14, 2013


Cabinet needed to cope with possible Syria strike 

hussein Dakroub, Lebanonwire, September 9, 2013


Sleiman, Maronite bishops warn military strike on Syria 

Antoine Amrieh, Lebanonwire, Septemebr 5, 2013


As Syrian refugees flood Lebanon, security worries grow 

Mitchell Prothero, McClathcyDC, Septemebr 3, 2013


Obama's Bluff 

George Friedman, Stratfor Global Intelligence, August 27, 2013


Syria's War Takes Hold of Lebanon  Through Bombings and Kidnappings 

Aryn Baker, Times, August 16, 2013


Has Al-Qaeda Infiltrated Lebanon? 

Nassar Chararah, Al-Monitor, August 13, 2013


Kerry Says Egypt's Military Was 'Restoring Democracy' in Ousting Morsi 

Michael R Gordon and Kareem Fahim, The New York Times, August 1, 2013


Why Lebanon's Sunnis will stay calm as Syria's Sunnis wage war 

Nicholas Blanford, The Christian Science Monitor, July 31, 2013


Middle East map blurs as old order breaks down 

Rosemary Hollis, The Conversation, July 30, 2013


Worries Mount as Syria Lures West's Muslims 

Eric Schmitt, The New York Times, July 27, 2013


Return to Lebanon: A country fighting someone else's war 

Nahed Abouzeid, BBC News, July 13, 2013


U.S. Intelligence Confirms Latest Israeli Strike Inside Syria 

Josh Rogin, Eli Lake, The Daily Beast, July 16, 2013


Requiem for Lebanon 

Mike Konrad, American Thinker, June 30, 2013


Obama wants Assad to go, but not too soon 

David Ignatius, The Washington Post, June 19, 2013


Lebanon, Overrun by Syrian Refugees 

Ninette Kelley, The New York Times, June 19, 2013


Obstacles to a Syrian Regime Victory in Aleppo 

Analysis, Stratfor, June 17, 2013


Lebanon's Sunnis search for a saviour 

Nour Samaha, Yahoo News, June 15, 2013


Israel Is Losing Its Battle in Syria 

Gilad Atzmon,, June 8, 2013


Postponing Lebanon's Elections Assures Political Chaos 

Abdallah Abu Habib, Al-Monitor, May 31, 2013


Iran's emergency plan for post-Assad era in Lebanon 

Huda al-Husseini, Global Arab Network, May 2013


Syria, Lebanon And Iraq: The Dangers Of Sectarian Conflict 

Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg, Eurasia Review, May 5, 2013


Redlines and the Problems of Intervention in Syria 

George Friedman, Stratfor Global Intelligence, April  30, 2013


Lebanon's First Civil Marriage A Sign of Change 

Jean Aziz, Al-Monitor, April  28, 2013


Hezbollah's role in Syrian civil war drives sectarian tension in Lebanon 

Abigail Hauslohner, The Washington Post, April 27, 2013


Islamist Rebels Create Dilemma on Syira Policy 

Ben Hubbard, The New York Times, April  27, 2013


Al-Qaeda Announces an Islamic State in Syria 

Aaron Y. Zelin, The Washington Institute, April 9, 2013


Lebanon's Resilience 

Franck Salameh, Lebanonwire, April 4, 2013


Lebanon's Salam - concensus PM for tough times 

Agence France-Presse, Lebanonwire, April 7, 2013


Israel's Insightful Cynicism 

Robert D. Kaplan, Stratfor Global Intelligence, March 27, 2013


As Syria Bleeds, Lebanon Reels 

Dexter Filkins, Lebanonwire, March 25, 2013


New electoral law looks unlikely for Lebanon 

Joseph A Kechichian,, March 2, 2013


Refugee Influx Threatens Balance in Lebanon 

Sergio Pecanha, Timothy Wallace & Derek Watkins, The New York Times, February 23, 2013


Freedom of speech under threat in Lebanon 

Joseph A Kechichian, Lebanonwire, February 7, 2013


Syrian Christians Seek Refuge in Lebanon 

Madona Semaan, Lebanonwire, January 29, 2013


Hezbollah satisfied with Israeli election results 

Nasser Chararah, Lebanonwire, January 26, 2013

Lebanon's Electoral Law And the Reginal Crisisl war 

Elie Hajj, Al-Monitor January 18, 2013


Syria's descent into hell 

John McCain, Joseph I. Lieberman & Lindsey O. Graham, The Washington Post, December 30, 2012


Will Syria Become Another "Failed State"? The Role of the United Nations 

Carla Stea, Global Research, December 30, 2012


Intervention in Syria risks blowback and regional war 

Seumas Milne, The Guardian, December 18, 2012


The plight of Middle East Christians took me back to Lebanon 

Terry Waite, The Guardian, December 11, 2012


Lebanese Politicians Continue Playing the Palestinians 

Franklin Lamb,,  December 9, 2012


As Syria war widens, a divided Lebanon struggles to remain neutral 

Babak Dehghanpisheh, The Washington Post, December 8, 2012


A Precarious Balancing Act: Lebanon and the Syrian Conflict 

Middle East Report, International Crisis Group, November 22, 2012


Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Bordering on Disaster 

Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast, November 11, 2012


Lessons from a Forgotton War 

Robert Satloff, The Washington Institute, November 2, 2012


Sleiman: Door open for unity goverment 

Hussein Dakroub, Nafez Kawas, The Daily Star, November 1, 2012


Regardless of whether Obama or Romney wins, America's relations with the Arab World will change 

Robert Fisk, Information Clearing House, October 30, 2012


Change without Progress in the Middle East 

KAmbassador Chas W. Freeman Jr, Middle East Policy Council, October 25, 2012


Hizbollah Is Thinking Of Abandoning Syria And It's A Pretty Big Deal 

The Daily Telegraph, Business Insider, October 28, 2012


The Lebanoization of Syria 

David W. Lesch, Al Monitor, October 12, 2012


Washington showing Lebanese Banks who's boss 

albawaba Business, October 7, 2012


Kissinger, US intelligence community endorse "World Without Israel" 

Kevinn Barrett, Press TV, September 30, 2012


Who Will Speak Up for Lebanon? 

Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations, September 28, 2012


A Visit to Hezbollahland-Lebanon's Resistance Themed Tourist Attraction 

Tom Freston, Vanity Fair, September 25, 2012


Lebanon-Syria: The refugee minefield 

IRIN Middle East, September 3, 2012


Syrian Crisis Will Not Plunge Lebanon into Chaos, Analysts Say 

Margaret Besheer, Voice of America, August 28, 2012


Will Syria be the next Lebanon? 

Fareed Zakaria, Global Public Squares, Blogs, August 3, 2012


Lebabon Heading for Failed State Status? 

Mona Alami, Inter Press Service, July 30, 2012


Lebanon: A Rare Stand  

nadine Elali, Now Lebanon, Junly 29, 2012


Banks get Pressed on Beirut  

Jay Solomon, Middle East Transparent, July 4, 2012


Hidden US-Israeli Military Agenda: "Break Syria into Pieces"  

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, June 16, 2012


Syria's Insurrection Is Not America's War  

Pat Buchanan, Information Clearing House, June 5, 2012


How to solve the mess in Syria -- without going to war  

K. T. McFarland, Fox News, June 1, 2012


Lebanon: A victim of the 'Arab Spring'  

Marc J. Sirois, The Arab American News, May 31, 2012


How to Slice the Pie: Reforming Lebanon's Electoral Law  

Maren Milligan, carnegie Endowment for International peace, May 24, 2012


Syrians rebels get influx of arms with gulf neighbors' money, U.S. coordination  

Karen Deyoung and Liz Sly, The Washington Post, May 15, 2012


After the Arab Spring: The winter of Africa's discontent  

Jean-Jacques Cornish, Mail & Guardian, May 6, 2012


Israelis: Best Time to Bomb Iran is During the US Election Campaign  

Arnaud De Borchgrave, Newsmax, May 2, 2012


Will the US Launch an Aggression Against Iran  

Yuri Baranchik, Strategic Culture, May 2, 2012


Christianity around the World is under Assault, but not from muslims  

Wayne Madsen, Strategic Culture, April 30, 2012


Politcal changes in Beirut hit a wall of sectarian reality  

Michael Young, The National, April 26, 2012


No revolution in Lebanon  

Diana Mukkaled, Al Arabiya News, April 20, 2012


Syria Street, Lebanon  

Dr Alia Brahimi, Al-Jazeera, April 19, 2012


Lebanon on the cusp  

T.K. Maloy, Opinion, Lebanonwire, April 7, 2012


From Arab Spring, Winter is Coming  

Thomas S Kidd, Patheos Evangelical, April 5, 2012


Lebanon's Security Concerns over Syria  

Nicholas Blanford, PolicyWatch, South Asia Pulse, March 30, 2012


Arab Springs Turns To Economic Winter On More Joblessness  

Mariam Fam and Alaa Shahine, Bloomberg, March 28, 2012


Iran, Hizballah, and the Threat to the U.S. Homeland 

Matthew Levitt, YaLIBNAN, March 27, 2012


March 14’s Revolutionaries: Made in Syria

Ghassan Saoud, Al-Akbar, Lebanonwire, March 16, 2012


Christians at the crossroads  

Hussain Abdul-Hussain, Comment, Lebanonwire, March 12, 2012


Violence turning Arab Spring into winter  

Michael Scott and Samia Nakhoul, Reuters, March 4, 2012


Anthony Shadid: 'House of Stone'  

Mike Fischer, Special to the Journal Sentinel, Lebanonwire, February 26, 2012


The Syrian Impasse  

Immanuel Wallerstein, Commentaries, February 15, 2012


Is Syria’s instability an opportunity for Lebanon? 

Abdallah Hayek, Commentary, The Daily Star, February 12, 2012


Arab Spring or Islamist Winter  

Michael J Totten, World Affairs, January/February, 2012


Ban Ki-moon’s Visit to Beirut: A Message of Trust in Lebanon’s Role

Raghida Dergham, Opinion, Dar Al-hayat,  Lebanonwire, January 14, 2012


State within a state

David Patrikarakos, New Statesman, January 9, 2012


Sunni versus Shia: The Middle East's new strategic conflict

Barry Rubin, Opinion, Lebanonwire, January 5, 2012 


Lebanon enters 2012 with political and social uncertainty

Oxford Business Group, Lebanonwire,  January 4, 2012 


Lebanon: calm before the storm?

Filippo Dionigi,pinion, Lebanonwire, December 31, 2012


Lebanon's intifada offers lessons for the Arab Spring

Michael Young, Opinion, Lebanonwire, December 15, 2011


Lebanon's intelligence war

Nour Samaha, Al-Jazeera, Lebanonwire, December 2, 2011 


Iran and the Strategic Encirclement of Syria and Lebanon
Mahdi Darius nazemroya, Strategic Culture Foundation, December 2, 2011


After the hope of the Arab Spring, the chill of an Arab Winter  

Daniel Byman, Teh Washingto Post, December 1, 2011


Hezbollah Waits and Prepares

Nicholas Blanford, The Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2011


Lebanon risks much from a widening Syrian conflict 

Nizar Abdel-Kader, The Daily Star, November 16, 2011


The paradoxes of free speech in Lebanon 

Karl Sharro, Index on Censorship, Lebanonwire, November 11, 2011


All Anxious on the Syrian Front: Damascus' Long Shadow Creeps into Lebanon 

Nicholas Blanford, Time, November 4, 2011


Lebanon gets a chance to come of age 

Ramez Maluf, Gulf News, October 24, 2011


Syrian incursions could destabilize Lebanon, Ban says in latest report 

The DailyStar, October 20, 2011


Lebanon: As Syria retreats, Iran advance 

Amir Taheri, asharq alawsat, October 14, 2011


Beirut Cabinet Crisis, Take Four 

Gavriel Queenann, Israel National News, October 4, 2011


Lebanon’s Take on Syria Conflict 

Susanne Fischer, IWPR Insight, September 28, 2011


Assad has no friend in Lebanon's Christians  

Karim  Antoun Souaid, Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2011


The Maronite Patriarch defending the Syrian regime 

Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid, Opnion, Asharq Al-Awsat, September 21, 2011


Buchanan: 9/11 Wars, March of Folly 

Patrick Buchanan, Newsmax, September 9, 2011


Analysis: Impact of Syrian unrest on Hezbollah and Lebanon 

Global Intelligence, Stratfor, September 6, 2011


Iran’s Foreign Policy vis-à-vis Arab Uprisings 

Reza Akhlaghi, Foreign Policy Association, September 3, 2011


In Lebanon, the plot thickens 

Sharmine Narwani, Opinion, Ak Jazeera, August 31, 2011


Israel's next Lebanon offensive? 

Lucy Fielder, Al-Ahram Weekly, August 19, 2011


Syria uprising stirs old divisions in neighboring Lebanon 

Oren Kessler, Opinion, Jerusalem Post, August 11, 2011


Hizballah and Syria’s Alawites 

Patrick Vibert, Foreign Policy Association, July 19, 2011


Lebanon: The Arab Spring's Wildcard? 

Benedetta Berti, INS, July 4, 2011


Trial by fire for Lebanon's government 

Lucy Fielder, Al-Ahram Weekly, June 23, 2011


Lebanon’s New Government: Outlines and Challenges 

Paul Salem, Carnegie Endowment, June 15, 2011


Lebanon and the Syrian unrest 

Patrick Vibert, Lebanon:The World Affairs Blog Network, June 12, 2011


Fool Me Twice: How the United States Lost Lebanon—Again 

Eric Edelman and Mara Karlin, World Affairs, May/June, 2011


U.S. presses Lebanon to distance itself from Syria 

Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2011


Leave Syria to the Syrians 

Charles Glass, Taki's Magazine, May 2, 2011


Shadow of Syrian Conflict Stretching into Lebanon 

Robert Fisk, Information Clearing House, April 27, 2011


When Dictators Fall, Who Rises? 

Patrick J Buchanan, CNSNews,com, April 26, 2011


Analysis: Syria unrest could destabilize Lebanon  

Lebanonwire, April 27, 2011


Why does Syria see a threat coming from tiny Lebanon? 

Nicholas Blanford, Time, April 21, 2011


Lebanon buffeted by two agendas 

Walid Choucair, Opinoin, Al-Hayat, April 10, 2011


Lebanese civil society on the rise 

Rita Chemaly, Opnion, Lebanonwire, April 8, 2011


Assad’s Egypt playbook risks Lebanon-style ectarian split 

Donna Aby-Nast and Massoud A Derhally, Bloomberg, March 31, 2011


Beshara Raii and the challenges ahead 

Michael Young, Commentary, The Daily Star, March 17, 2011


Lebanon: The last conservative regime in the region? 

Jamil Mouawad, Opinion, Open Democracy, March 6, 2011


Syria's Triumph in Lebanon: Au Revoir, Les Ententes 

Gary C Gambill, Mideast Monitor, February 23, 2011


The truth about the Lebanese crisis 

Nohad El Machnouk, Opinoin, Sunday's Zaman, February 13, 2011


Lebanon, not Egypt, may determine the fate of democracy in the Middle East  

John R. Bolton, Jewish World Review, February 7, 2011


Could Lebanon end up on U.S. terror list? 

Michael B Kraft, Special to CNN, Lebanonwire, February 3, 2011


Lebanon cabinet: A tightrope act 

Sami Moubayed, Gulf News, February 1, 2011


Lebanon Marks Another US Reversal 

Ivan Eland, Consortium News, February 1, 2011


Lebanon may split: Expert 

Mobin Pandit, The Peninsula, January 25, 2011


Crisis exposes Lebanon’s weaknesses 

Abigail Fielding-Smith, Financial Times, January 24, 2011


US Pressure Triggers Collapse of Lebanese Government 

Bill Van Auken, The Market Oracle, January 15, 2011


Bracing for Indictments in Lebanon 

Michael Young, Interview, Lebanonwire, January 12, 2011


Lebanon: hard days ahead 

Omayma Abel-Latif, Aharam Weekly, January 1, 2011


Lebanon is staring into the abyss 

Fawaz Gerges, Guardian, December 31, 2010


Lebanon's international theatre of war 

Alexander Henley, Guardian, December 3, 2010


Lebanon's Moment of Truth 

James Denselow, Huffington Post, November 21, 2010


Armageddon in Southern Beirut? 

Rami G. Khouri, Commentary, Lebanonwire, Novemeber 1, 2010


In Lebanon, We Dance in a Minefield 

Hanin Ghaddar, Slate, October 16, 2010


Ahmadinejad in Lebanon: A Mideast Doctrine in Ruins 

Tony Karon, Time, October 15, 2010


How Lebanon Was Lost 

James Traub, Foreign Policy, October 8, 2010


Apocalypse now? Maybe not 

Michael Young, Commentary, Lebanonwire, October 4, 2010


Lebanon: It is already a hellhole 

Mohammed Almezel, Opinion, Gulf News, October 3, 2010


Lebanon’s hour of reckoning  

Claude Salhani, Commentary, Lebanonwire, September 25, 2010


Lebanon near ‘mass suicide’  

Ahmed Al-Jarallah, Editorial, Arab Times, September 24, 2010


Lebanon: A Personal Crisis  

Hussein Shobokshi, Opinion, Asharq Al-Awsat, September 20, 2010


Rearranging balance of Lebanon's political forces 

Michael Jansen, Opinion, Lebanonwire, September 12, 2010


Will Israel Attack Lebanon? Will the US Allow It?  

Assaf Kfoury, Lebanonwire, August 31, 2010


Washington Watch: So is Lebanon a friend or foe?  

Douglas M. Bloomfield, Lebanonwire, August 12, 2010


The Enduring Middle East Strategic Framework Begins to Emerge as Iran Surges 

Yossef Bodansky,, August 5, 2010


Assad's Lebanese Return  

James Denselow, Opinion, Hufington Post, July 30, 2010


Could indictments for Hariri’s murder destroy internal stability? 

Paige Kollock, Opinion, Now Lebanon, July 22, 2010


Israel has eyes on Lebanon's resources 

Joseph A Kechichian, Gulf News, July 1, 2010


Lebanon Palestinians long-awaited light 

Lucy Fielder, Ahram Weekly, July 1, 2010


Hail Hezbollah, or go down 

Hanin Ghaddar, NOW Lebanon, June , 2010


An elegant account of how Lebanon works 

Rami Khouri, Arab Media Watch, June 16, 2010


Turkey and the Middle East -- how does Lebanon fit into the equation?  

Klaus Jurgens, Today's Zaman, June 5, 2010


Israel Tells Lebanon How It Will Be Destroyed 

Strategy Page, Lebanonwire, June 2, 2010


Strutting From Tehran to Damascus, From Beirut to Gaza  

David Harris, The Huffington Post, May 31, 2010


Syria Reimposes Its Patronage over Lebanon 

H. Varulkar and N. MozesDenselow, MEMRI, May 24, 2010


Lebanon: The Revolution That Wasn't  

Bret Stephens, Book Review, Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2010


Middle-eastern promise: Beirut 

Hettie Harvey, London Evening Standard, April 16, 2010


Beirut in Baghdad 

James Denselow, The Huffington Post, April 7, 2010


Sleiman: President is a unifying force as well as decision-maker  

Elias Sakr, The Daily Star, March 31, 2010


Is Lebanon scared of the Hariri tribunal? 

Michael Young, NOW Lebanon, March 26, 2009


Lebanese pursue tolerance and unity 

Joseph A Kechichian, Gulf News,  March 25, 2010


Hizbollah vs Israel: the coming clash 

Robert G Rabil, Open Democracy,  March 10, 2010


Lebanon: Covert intelligence war?  

Ahram Weekly, Lebanonwire, March 5, 2010


U.S. warns Syria: Stop arming Hezbollah immediately 

Barak Ravid, Natasha Mozgovaya, Avi Issacharoff and Jack Khoury, Haaretz, Lebanonwire, February 28, 2010


Lack of progress on Mideast peace process affects Lebanon's stability 

Kuna, Lebanonwire, February 27, 2010


Lebanon's 'Cedar Revolution' wanes 

AFP, Lebanonwire, February 11, 2010


By the way, the Hariri tribunal is dying 

Michael Young, Opinion, Daily Star, January 14, 2010


From Baghdad to Beirut

Michael J. Totten, City Journal, January 10, 2009


Defending Lebanon or Isreal?  

David Schenker, Commentary, Washington Institute, January 8, 2010


Lebanon MidEast's 'Most Improved Democracy'  

Maayan Ashkenazi, Media Line, Lebanonwire, December 30, 2009


Lebanon: Where international meddling works, to a point  

Patrick Galey, Opinion, Huttington Report, Lebanonwire, December 30, 2009


Ask not what the US can do for Lebanon

LHussain Abdul-Hussain, NOW Lebanon, December 12, 2009


New Lebanon Cabinet allows Hezbollah to keep arms  

AP, Lebanonwire, December 11, 2009


Maronite Patriarch rejects presence of two armies in Lebanon

Lebanonwire, December 9, 2009


Lebanon's Hariri forms unity government with Hezbollah

Reuters, Lebanonwire, November 9, 2009


Beirut is back… and it's beautiful

Carole Cadwalladr, The Observer,, Novemeber 8, 2009


Feltman: US wants better ties with Syria but not at the expense of Lebanon

Reuters , Lebanonwire, October 29, 2009


Lebanon: Domestic rivalries getting in the way

Lucy Fielder, Ahram Weekly , Lebanonwire, October 17, 2009


Lebanon held in 'boxing ring'

Brooke Anderson, Washington Times, September 24, 2009


Lebanon: Back to Square One?

David Schenker, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 21, 2009


Will Lebanon's leaders ever grow up?

Zawya, September 10, 2009


Power on auction in Lebanon

Joseph A Kechichian, Opinion, Lebanonwire, September 3, 2009


Lebanon: A country without a government

Zvi Bar'el, Opinion, Haaretz, Lebanonwire, August 19, 2009


Lebanese sectarianism a mixed blessing

Luna Farhat, Opinion, Lebanonwire, August 12, 2009


Lebanon: Who Turned on Who?

Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed, Asharq Al-Awsat, Lebanonwire, August 6, 2009


Dancing With Damascus

Editorial, Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2009


Lebanon's future still influenced by others

Brooke Anderson, Washinton Times, July 30, 2009


The Need for Accommodation in Lebanon

Walid Choucair, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, July 12, 2009


Lebanon: How Not to Oppose an Opposition

Mona Alami, Inter Press Service, Lebanonwire, June 25, 2009


The Lebanese Elections: A Box Office Success?

BKarmi Makdisi, Counter Punch, Leabonwire,  June 17, 2009


Lebanon: Winds of Change?

Thomas Friedman, New York Times, June 14, 2009


The lessons of Lebanon’s elections

Rami G. Khouri, Opinion, Lebanonwire, June 14, 2009


Lebanon-Syria tension eases

Tina Wolfe, The Washington Times, May 6, 2009


Dizzy US Courting Lebanon Disaster

Benny Avni, New York Post, May 6, 2009


Can a Broken-Windows Policy Work in Lebanon?

Andrew Lee Butters, Time, April 19, 2009


Lebanon prepares for what comes after the elections

Elias Harfoush, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, March 29, 2009


Lebanon: Elections circus already in full swing

Comment, Ahram Weekly, March 27, 2009


Washington balances Syrian engagement with commitment to Lebanese allies

David Schenker, Policy Watch, Washington Institue, February 26, 2009


Lebanon: Internal Crowds and External Links

Elias Harfoush, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, February 16, 2009


U.S. faces paradigm shift in relations with Lebanon

Mona Yacoubian, The Washington Times, January 23, 2009


Israel's Next War: Today the Gaza Strip, Tomorrow


Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, January 17, 2009


ZAKHEM: End Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Sam H. Zakhem, The Washington Times, January 16, 2009


Hezbollah ponders its duty to the Palestinians

Franklin P. Lamb, Scoop, January 14, 2009


Lebanon: The President and the Scale

Ghassan Charbel, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, January 12, 2009


Lebanon's Post-American Present

David Ignatius,, December 28, 2008


Lebanon: Peace not Weapons

Hassan Haidar, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, December 18, 2008


The Syrian-Israeli Track and Lebanon

Randa Takieddine, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, December 3, 2008


Middle East: Know the Limits of U.S. Power

John J. Mearsheimer, Lebanonwire, November 30, 2008


Obama earning nation's confidence

Frida Ghitis, Miami Herald, November 28, 2008


Suleiman and Neo-Chehabism

Abdullah Isklandar, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, November 26, 2008


Double agents, car bombs and antics worthy of James Bond

Robert Fisk, The Independent, November 13, 2008


Lebanon: From Beirut to 9/11

Robert C. McFarlane, Opinion, The New York Times, October, 23, 2008


Challenges for Lebanon, October 1, 2008


Lebanon and the Two Tracks

Zuheir Kseibati, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, September 5, 2008


Beware, the Friends of Bashar are here

Michael Young, Daily Star, Lebanonwire, September 4, 2008


Lebanon: The land of lost hope

Matthias S Klein,, August 17, 2008


Do the Lebanese Deserve Lebanon?

Hussein Shobokshi, Asharq Al-Awsat, Lebanonwire, August 16, 2008


Lebanon: Between instability and the absence of unified descision-making

Walid Choucair, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, August 16, 2008


Syria, Lebanon: "Turning a new page"

Opinion, Ahram Weekly, Lebanonwire, July 25, 2008


Demonising Hizbullah is a blunder

Matthias S Klein,, July 25, 2008


Can Lebanon's March 14 Reverse the Tide?

David Schenker, Washington Institute, Lebanonwire, July 24, 2008


The Lebanese are the winners

Opinion, Ahram Weekly, Lebanonwire, July 15, 2008


Lebanon Intrusion

Stephen Zunes, FPIF Report, June 10, 2008


Lebanon: A house divided

Alim Remtulla, CBC News, June 2, 2008


Beirut's new face

Opinion, Ahram Weekly, Lebanonwire, May 30, 2008


Lebanon: Reconcilation or Truce?

Jihad el-Khazen, Al Hayat, Lebanonwire, May 28, 2008


President Michel Sleiman's Oath Speech

President Michel Sleiman, May 25, 2008


Lebanon: Intentions and expending time

Abdullah Iskandar, Al Hayat, Lebanonwire, May 1, 2008


Lebanon, Israel and the next Middle East war

Matein Khaled, Opinion, Lebanonwire, April 30, 2008


Let There Be Internationalization

Hassan Haidar, Al Hayat, Lebanonwire, April 25, 2008


Syria: U.S. can buy our loyalty

Aaron Klien, WorldNetDaily, April 6, 2008


Lebanon: Between West and East

Michael J Trotten, New York Times, Lebanonwire, March 29, 2008


Shaping Lebanon's Future

Bilal Y. Saab, Brookings Institution, Lebanonwire, March 21, 2008


Time may play against Syria in Lebanon

Michael Young, Daily Star, Lebanonwire, March 13, 2008


Lebanon: A nation on the brink of political meltdown

Leading Article, Independent, Lebanonwire, February 16, 2008


No other way for Lebanon

Editorial, Gulf Today, Lebanonwire, February 15, 2008


Facing the Abyss: Lebanon's Deadly Political Stalemate

Mona Yacoubian, Lebanonwire, February 12, 2008


Lebanon held hostage

Editorial, Los Angeles Times, Lebanonwire, January 30, 2008


Lessons from Lebanon

Daniel Levy, Boston Globe, Lebanonwire, January 7 2008


2007: The Year of the Assassination

Yaniv Berman & Rachelle Kliger, Lebanonwire, January 1, 2008


The US has NO Lebabon Policy

Joshua Landis, Syria Comment, December 23, 2007


Lebanon's new low as leader talks fail

Mitchell Prothero & Peter Beaumont, The Observer, December 23, 2007


Is Israel About to Attack Hizballah?

Nicholas Blanford, Time, November 4, 2007


Presidential Elections in Lebanon: Concensus or Conflagration?

David Schenker, Policy Watch, Washington Institute, Lebanonwire, November 2, 2007


Lebanon: Why is the Presidential Election Crucial

Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat, November 2, 2007


Lebanon: The Risk of Waiting

Abdallah Iskandar, (Al-Hayat) Lebanonwire, October 22, 2007


Political Fragmentation Hinders Lebanon's Stability

Benedetta Berti, (PINR) Lebanonwire, October 14, 2007


The Future of Lebanon

Abdallah Iskandar, (Al-Hayat) Lebanonwire, September 14, 2007


Lebanon and the "Salvation" Presidents

Zuheir Kseibati, (Al-Hayat) Lebanonwire, August 20, 2007


Lebanon's Choice: Dante's Inferno or More's Utopia?

George Emile Irani, The Guardian, July 28, 2007


What's Going on in Lebanon

Khalaf Al Habtoor, Gulf News, July 13, 2007


Let Freedom Ring

Jeffrey D. Feltman, US Ambassador to Lebanon. Published in Arabic in Annahar July 4, 2007


Losing Lebanon

Editorial, The Los Angeles Time, June 28, 2007


The significance of the meeting Between Rice and Siniora

Randa Takieddin, (Al-Hayat) Lebanonwire, June 28, 2007


Divided Lebanon debates federalism

Maria Abi-Habib, Lebanonwire, June 23, 2007


Army Provides a Sense of Unity in Fratured Lebanon

Hassan M Fattah, New York Times, June 20, 2007


Destruction and deceit in North Lebanon

Michael Young, The Daily Star, May 24, 2007


Avoiding the chaos of two governments

Michael Young, The Daily Star, May 3, 2007


A Change in Attitude, Lebanon as a Model
Abdullah Iskandar, Al-Hayat, Lebanonwire, April 2, 2007


No Victory in Lebanon

Ingediend door edter op Don, D4net, March 29, 2007


Analysis: Can the U.S. Help Lebanon?

Claude Salhani, UPI, March 2, 2007


Domino effect worries analysts

Olivia Ward, Toronto Star, February 3, 2007


Lebanon Inches Toward the Precipice

Rick Moran, American Thinker, January 25, 2007


U.S. to pledge $770 million in aid for Lebanon

Arshad Mohammed, Reuters, January 24, 2007


Lebanon: A Strained Political Stalemate

Dario Cristia, PINR, January 10, 2007


A crucial time for saving Lebanon's fragile democracy

John F. Kerry, Boston Globe, January 4, 2007


Getting Syrious:The situation in the Middle East right now turns not on Baghdad or Jerusalem, but on Beirut

William Harris, National Review Online, December 18, 2006


Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, December 15, 2006


The struggle for power in Lebanon and the Middle East
Richard Becker, Global Research, December 10, 2006


Lebanon on the brink – but of what?
Zaid Al-Ali, Open Democracy, December 8, 2006


The United States and Lebanon’s Civil Strife
Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus, December 7, 2006


The Syrian-Iranian Agenda for Lebanon
Global Intelligence, Stratfor, December 7, 2006


Lebanon waits

Lucy Fielder, Ahram Weekly, December 1, 2006


Lebanon Mourns Again

Amal Chaaban, American Chronicle, November 30, 2006


Will Bush Lose Lebanon, Too?

Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2006


Armitage laments Lebanon invasion

Brendan Nicholson,, November 7, 2006


The struggle for Lebanon

Dominic Moran, ISN Security Watch, November 6, 2006


Is Lebanon the hub of a new Cold War?

Seth Colter Walls, MSNBC, November 5, 2006


For Lebanon no battlefield
Ahmed Al-Jarallah, Arab Times, November 4, 2006


Seven Questions: Back to the Brink in Lebanon

David Schenker, ForeignPolicy Online, November 4, 2006


Landis: Iraq war sapping U.S. influence in Lebanon
Bernard Gwertzman, Lebanonwire, November 4, 2006


Who Betrayed Lebanon? And Who Watched it Happen?

Dan Gordan,, October 26, 2006


Lebanon- Foreplay for the Rape of Iran

Dick Mazess, Democracy Rising, October 6, 2006


The Fight to Rebuild Lebanon
Megan K. Stack, Los Angeles Times, September 17, 2006


Review of the Situation in Lebanon and the Way Ahead

C. David Welch, US Department of State, September 13, 2006


Rebuilding Lebanon is a moral imperative - and a wise strategy

John K Cooley, Lebanonwire, September 5, 2006


General Lebanese Equations

Hazem Saghieh, (Al-Hayat) Lebanonwire, September 4, 2006


Hezbollah in Lebanon: The war was not supposed to end this way

Chuck Freilich, Lebanonwire, September 4, 2006


In Lebanon, even peace is a battle

Carlos Pascual and Martin Indyk, The New York Times, August 22, 2006


A Moment to Be Seized in Lebanon

Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, August 18, 2006


Another battle in the world's longest war

Daviv Carlin, Miami Herald, August 17, 2006


A Path To Lasting Peace

Condoleezza Rice, Washington Post, August 16, 2006


Disengage Lebanon from regional turmoil

Farid El Khazen, The Daily Star, August 14, 2006


End This Tragedy Now: Israel Must Be Made to Respect International Law

Fouad Siniora, Washinton Post, August 9, 2006


Hezbollah's Other War

Michael Young, New York Times, August 4, 2006


A Lebanese-American ponders Lebanon's future

Rep. Darrell Issa, San Diego Union-Tribune, July 30, 2006


What next, Lebanon?

Anthony Shadid, Washington Post, July 30, 2006


Lebanon, wilderness of mirrors

Armaud De Borchgrave, (UPI) Lebanonwire, July 26, 2006


Learning Lebanon's lessons

Trduy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 23, 2006


Lebanon, the Prey

Randa Takieddin, (Al-Hayat) Lebanonwire, July 19, 2006


Now is decision time, Sayyed Nasrallah

Fouad Hamdan, The Daily Star, May 12, 2006


A Realistic Idealism: There's a Right Way to Support the Mideast

Madeleine K Albright, Washington Post, May 8, 2006


Beirut Bombshell: The assassination of a former Prime Minister may have been linked to the collapse of Lebanon's Bank al-Madina

Mitchell Prothero, Fortune, May 4, 2006


The Counterrevolution of the Cedars

Gary C. Gambill,Mideast Monitor , April/May 2006


The United Stated and Lebanon: A Meddlesome History

Stephen Zunes, FPIF, April 26, 2006


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