MENASourceNov 5, 2021
Lebanon is facing two crises. Will the new prime minister survive?
By Nicholas Blanford
For a government formed less than two months ago after more than a year of bitter political wrangling, it is becoming increasingly doubtful if it will survive long enough to reach the date of parliamentary elections four months away.
In the NewsOct 22, 2021
Quirk on addressing fragile state threats in 2022 National Security Strategy
By Atlantic Council
On October 17, the National Interest published an article by Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Patrick Quirk offering steps the Biden administration can take in its 2022 National Security Strategy to address threats posed by fragile states. In the piece, Quirk discusses these threats – from non-state armed groups that fuel instability to corruption that weakens fragile state […]
MENASourceOct 6, 2021
Why Israeli gas and Syrian sanctions relief may turn on Lebanon’s lights
By Matthew Zais
Before the United States and World Bank throw a lifeline to either Bashar al-Assad or Lebanon, they should demand concessions that reduce Iranian and Russian influence in the region.
MENASourceAug 12, 2021
Hezbollah walks tightrope between two opposing goals to deter Israel
By David Daoud
On August 5, an Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon—targeting an open area from which rockets had been launched at Israel by unidentified militants in the third such incident since May 19—prompted Hezbollah’s rocket attack.