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  • Tehran’s tentacles 

    Military intervention by a coalition of regional countries in crisis-ridden Yemen might appear like a sudden, dramatic shift in the conflict, but it shouldn’t...

  • Siniora’s hard truths 

    Fouad Siniora’s testimony to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon this week is doing much to explain why pro-Syrian figures expressed such harsh criticism and...

  • Hollow calls for president 

    Lebanon is in the grips of political paralysis because Baabda Palace has been vacant for nearly a year, and in the grips of a wave of rhetoric by one of the...

  • One voice, one strategy 

    Now that it is clear the new Israeli government will be more hawkish than ever, and less interested in Palestinian interests, it is time for the international...

  • Killed by their own 

    The skies above the Middle East are alive with the sound of fighter jets, but the earth beneath them is full of death and destruction.

  • Vigilance necessary 

    The brazen attack on a tourist site in downtown Tunis Wednesday was highly symbolic, as it targeted the country where the Arab uprisings first erupted and the...

  • Stand up to Netanyahu 

    Tuesday’s vote in Israel has paved the way for the most right-wing government in recent years, and it must be seen primarily as a victory for Netanyahu, not...

  • Security isn’t a chess piece 

    The current tenures of the Army chief, the Army Intelligence chief and the ISF chief are all, unfortunately, coming to an end in the coming weeks and months,...

  • Statesmanship, less rhetoric 

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s weekend comments on Syria’s crisis have generated statements of concern and surprise by politicians inside and outside...

  • U.S. U-turn to appease Iran 

    In incredibly poorly timed comments, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke Sunday of the need to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar Assad, perhaps a...

  • Precious opportunity 

    Well before former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was toppled, Yemen already appeared on the brink of becoming a failed state, and now, unless the Houthis...

  • Syria another Arab catastrophe 

    During the 20th century, Arab states came to mark several dates with a series of commemorative events and speeches to show their solidarity with Palestinians.

  • Iranian hubris 

    In recent days, Iranian officials have made a series of statements that highlight their country’s bid to dramatically expand its influence in the Arab region.

  • Israel’s victims again ignored 

    The Israeli elections, now one week away, have signaled that even if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is deposed, little will change on the ground in terms...

  • Invitation to misery 

    Urging Lebanese expats to return “home” has become a trend for the country’s politicians whenever they go abroad and, indeed, every government since the 1960s...

  • Equal rights year-round 

    On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day it is vital to remember that the issues of equal rights and gender equality should receive attention...

  • Casino loyale 

    Lebanon’s Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi took to the airwaves Friday to declare that all has been forgiven on the Casino du Liban front. Nearly 200 Casino workers...

  • Parody of peacemaking 

    Vapid U.N. “peacemaking” efforts in Syria have ground to a virtual halt, despite the periodic talks, statements and visits by those involved.

  • Cabinet back on course 

    Lebanon’s Cabinet appears poised to turn the corner after months of internal bickering produced a state of paralysis.

  • Netanyahu’s empty words 

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial and long-anticipated speech to Congress Tuesday contained all of the predictable generalizations and...

  • Denying Israel atrocities 

    John Kerry offered the usual type of spirited defense of Israeli behavior Monday, when he addressed the U.N.’s Human Rights Council.

  • Repercussions of a nuke deal 

    Until further notice the end of the month looks likely to see an agreement between Western powers and Iran on its nuclear program, judging by the most recent...

  • Support for a vital force 

    Logistical and financial support to the Army is obviously vital right now, as it battles militants on the border with Syria, but it also crucial that it...

  • Hate is hate, not politics 

    An arson attack on a Christian seminary in Jerusalem Thursday, and a similar attack on a mosque the day before are hate crimes, committed by extremist...

  • Two dozen presidents 

    The Cabinet is the only one of Lebanon’s top political institutions – the others being the presidency and Parliament – that has been able to function in...


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