There is much more than ideology to the rise of Salafism in impoverished Sunni areas of Lebanon.
In an interview, Charles Glass speaks of Lebanon, his books, and what he really thinks about war.
The rise in Salafi militancy in Lebanon is not only due to the spillover of the Syrian war, but also to the Sunni elite’s failure at tackling the grievances of their co-religionists.
Under increasing financial pressure, states hosting Syrian refugees are pressuring them to return whether conditions in Syria are safe or not.
Nora Boustany looks back on a career as one of the rare female journalists covering Lebanon’s civil war.
Parliamentarian Basem Shabb argues that Hezbollah and Iran would welcome a cut in U.S. aid to the Lebanese military.
Deen Sharp discusses the postwar reconstruction of Beirut, and says there was considerable room for improvement.
Those who support ending U.S. assistance to Lebanon’s military should be careful about what they ask for.
Two months after the political turmoil in Lebanon, which placed its prime minister under the world’s scrutiny, Lebanese politics seem to have resumed.
As one of the region’s largest countries, Iran has sought to fill the power vacuums after the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, coupled with ongoing Arab upheavals.