Mashable quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani on the effects of the war in Syria on Lebanon: 

“The sheer ambition of their agenda gives them a tendency to overreach,” said Faysal Itani, a fellow at The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. “Then again, few people expected them to take Mosul [in Iraq] so quickly and to successfully hold it. They’ve proven to be cunning strategists.”

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