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Fri, Mar 12, 2021

Hezbollah is using propaganda to cover its deterrence deficit with Israel

Hezbollah won’t necessarily suspend all operations against its archenemy, but it will have to deftly navigate both Lebanon’s predicaments and its support base’s expectations.

MENASource by David Daoud

Lebanon Middle East

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Blanford quoted in Gulf News on religion in the Lebanese government

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Lebanon Middle East

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Hezbollah won’t avenge Qasem Soleimani’s death—for now

As the first anniversary of Qasem Soleimani’s demise came and went, the group’s leadership reiterated its promise to exact retribution for the fallen Quds Force commander—but Hezbollah is even more constrained now than before.

IranSource by David Daoud

Iran Lebanon

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Event recap: “Lessons for Afghanistan from Lebanon’s peace process”

On November 25, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington D.C. jointly hosted H.E. Ambassador Roya Rahmani, Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, Dr. Patricia Karam, and Dr. Daniel Corstange for a conversation about lessons that can be learned from the 1989 Lebanese peace process for the ongoing Afghan peace talks.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Lebanon

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Transcript: “Lessons for Afghanistan from Lebanon’s peace process”

IRFAN NOORUDDIN: Good morning, good afternoon, good evening to all of you joining us this Wednesday. My name is Irfan Nooruddin. I’m a professor at Georgetown University and director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council.  On behalf of my colleagues here in Washington, it is a real pleasure to host this conversation […]

SouthAsiaSource by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Lebanon

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Stormy waters: Israel and Lebanon negotiate their maritime border

After a decade of United States-led mediation, on October 14, delegations on behalf of Israel and Lebanon entered negotiations on the demarcation of their disputed maritime borderline.

MENASource by Udi Evental

Israel Lebanon

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

A reform scenario for Lebanon

The Lebanese system is defined in a formal constitutional document and an informal, though equally binding, National Pact. Both will need to be radically altered for genuine reform to take place.

MENASource by Nabeel Khoury

Lebanon Middle East

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Macron’s plan for Lebanon needs independent figures

Emmanuel Macron must use his leverage to create space for new voices that are not inclined to perpetuate the same corrupt system if he is serious about facilitating a new political contract for Lebanon.

MENASource by Paul Gadalla

France Lebanon

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

The limits of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and what Syrians can learn

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s shortcomings provide multiple lessons for future accountability in Syria.

MENASource by Reem Salahi and Bachar El-Halabi

Lebanon Middle East

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Forgotten quarter: Beirut blast survivors in the Karantina neighborhood

Journalists Zahra Hankir and Lynn Chaya spoke to dozens of survivors about their experiences before, during, and after the August 4 Beirut blast. Here are some of their stories.

MENASource by Zahra Hankir and Lynn Chaya

Lebanon Middle East