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  • Deluded and deplorable

    Not unexpectedly, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem’s address to the U.N. General Assembly Monday smacked of delusion and detachment from reality.

  • Diplomatic disgrace

    Since the creation of the U.N. in the 1940s, Lebanese foreign ministers have always done an admirable job of representing their country, from Charles Malik,...

  • Exploiting hospitality

    With tension and violence in the Lebanese town of Arsal leading the headlines for weeks, a debate has been raging recently over the country’s treatment of...

  • Palestinians need support

    The announcement of a partial agreement reached between Fatah and Hamas over governing Gaza Thursday must be welcomed, but with some natural caution.

  • Syria is forsaken

    The current aerial campaign against jihadist positions across Syria – apparently the climax of a very confused U.S. foreign policy on the region over the last...

  • Chessboards for influence

    Conditions in Yemen have long been ripe for seeing dramatic political developments: poverty, a regional secessionist movement, an Al-Qaeda-led insurgency, a...

  • Silent coalition

    Arab countries have been noticeably reticent in announcing their participation in the first instance of military action in Syria by the anti-ISIS coalition.

  • Iran’s hand in Yemen

    Top officials in Yemen are trying to put the best face possible on the “peace deal” that was signed over the weekend, but there’s no hiding the fact that the...

  • United for the Army?

    In this time of severe national insecurity, the greatest strength Lebanon has is its ability to withstand threats against sectarian coexistence and stand...

  • Persian pretense

    The dramatic events unfolding in Yemen have seen a bold offensive by the Houthi movement in the capital Sanaa, defused with difficulty Friday after dozens of...

  • Strategically bankrupt

    As U.S. President Barack Obama stumbles back and forth on his ISIS policy, as he has done with most foreign policy issues throughout his tenure, it becomes...

  • Lawmakers for life?

    Our politicians surprised us again this week, as the deadline for candidacy in parliamentary elections came and went.

  • A disunited kingdom

    While it is up to the Scottish people and the Scottish people alone to decide the outcome of the independence referendum Thursday, the ramifications of a Yes...

  • Shameless power play

    Hostage-taking, blackmail and extremism dominated Lebanon’s headlines Monday, but it was unrelated to the takfiri group ISIS – instead, it was the same old...

  • Propping up Assad

    Moscow and Tehran are voicing indignation over a U.S.-led coalition’s plans to intervene militarily in Syria to battle ISIS extremists.

  • A disaster is looming

    Representatives of Lebanon’s business community sounded a warning Friday about the danger posed by the country’s political paralysis and its failure to elect...

  • Better late than never

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday night was long overdue for many in Syria and across the region, but it is better late than never and this new...

  • Domestic hypocrisy

    As the hostage crisis continues in Lebanon with seemingly no end in sight, it has become apparent that some in government are less supportive of the...

  • Resistance to compromise

    Lebanon’s state of political paralysis has been cemented firmly in place thanks to the recent meeting between Michel Aoun and Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah.

  • Back to abnormal

    Palestinian politicians have been busy of late, putting together one of their most determined, powerful performances in recent memory – to wreck any gains...

  • A league of their own

    In its 142nd session after its creation in the 1940s, the Arab League called Sunday on its member states to confront ISIS both “militarily and politically.”

  • Help, don’t hinder

    Regarding the hostage crisis – in which nearly two-dozen Lebanese soldiers and police have been abducted by the Nusra Front and ISIS – everyone has an opinion.

  • A wrench in peace talks

    For the first time since the latest devastating Israeli assault on Gaza that left over 2,100 Palestinians dead, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met...

  • U.S. has no Syrian plan

    A couple of years back, and Syria was the main focus of global news. Today it is ISIS, both in Iraq and its neighbor. And Assad has taken advantage of this to...

  • A state held hostage

    The March 14 coalition put forward an initiative Tuesday to solve the impasse over electing a new Lebanese president, after the failure of the latest bid to...


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