April 1, 2014

Syria Threatens Lebanon's Fragile Peace

David Schenker, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

Less than a generation removed from the 15-year civil war that claimed nearly 200,000 lives, Lebanon again appears to be hurtling toward instability.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Lebanon, Syria


March 23, 2014
Let Us Count the Ways Arabs Are Dying
Rami Khouri, The Daily Star
How many ways are there to die in the Arab world today, other than through an act of nature or a natural death? Let me count the ways. more ››
March 26, 2014
The Specter of Polio Looms Over the Mideast
Tim Whewell, BBC News
As summer approaches, health agencies are warning of the risk of polio spreading across the Middle East from Syria - where now more than 100 children show symptoms of the disease - despite a massive campaign to vaccinate millions... more ››
March 26, 2014
Why Assad Is Stronger than Ever
Michael Young, The National
Mr Al Assad’s regime has a good sense of the vulnerabilities of its neighbours and of Western countries. While he has made mistakes, he and those around him have managed to hold on through great brutality, but also an... more ››
March 31, 2014
The Iran-Israel Border Struggle Heats Up
Lee Smith, Weekly Standard
For the last year and a half, Israel has kept Iran’s allies on its borders almost totally quiet. The 2006 war that many, including Hezbollah, believed Jerusalem had lost served instead to reestablish the credibility of... more ››
March 27, 2014
Obama Blesses Mideast's New Authoritarian Order
Haroon Siddiqui, Star
Fresh from condemning Russia for punishing Ukraine for daring to be democratic, Barack Obama goes to Saudi Arabia Friday to bless the squelching of democracy in the Middle East. There once was an Arab Spring. While it lasted, it... more ››