Saad Hariri's accommodating approach to Hezbollah fueled Saudi angst.
Over the course of five years, the uprising in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad has turned into an intractable war destabilizing the entire region.
The most recent attack in Lebanon by the self-proclaimed Islamic State may reveal a broader regional expansion.
Moisés Naím discusses the international news stories of the week.
Jordan is currently calling for intensified strikes against the Islamic State in response to the execution of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.
The Lebanese government—reacting four years too late—should have had a policy on the Syrian crisis from the start of the conflict to ensure the livelihoods of the Syrian refugees and their host communities.
Lebanon’s official policy of disassociation with the war in neighboring Syria hasn’t kept the conflict at bay.
The U.N.-backed international tribunal's investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri could either help end Lebanon's political violence or shatter the country's fragile stability after decades of civil war.
As the popular uprising against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues and the pro-western government of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is replaced by a government supported by Hezbollah, the United States is losing key allies in the region.
The pro-western government in Lebanon has struck a deal with the opposition, 18 months after the Hezbollah led-leadership resigned from the cabinet. Paul Salem, the director of the Carnegie Endowment's Middle East Center in Beruit, talks with Michele Norris about key parts of the deal.