Lebanon’s ‘Democracy of the Gun’

In a crowded Palestinian refugee camp, a remarkable experiment is underway: peace between Hamas and Fatah. And all because they fear the Islamic State.


Do These Two Chimps Have More Rights Than a Woman in Saudi Arabia?

Two chimpanzees in New York were granted a right to habeas corpus. But in Saudi Arabia, women still need to be accompanied to a court by a male family member.


Lebanon’s Hezbollah fighters aren’t running scared; they’re just getting warmed up

Lebanon’s Hezbollah fighters aren’t running scared after the attack on Israeli soldiers; they’re just getting warmed up.


Israel Is the New Front in the Syrian War

As Hezbollah gains ground in the Golan, Iran is now knocking on the door of Israel’s quietest border.


This Isn’t Your Father’s Hezbollah

Corruption in the ranks. Spies in their midst. Discipline problems. How the Syrian war is changing Lebanon’s most infamous militia.


Amid Raging Violence in Syria, Lebanese Sunnis Turn Backs on Islamic State

In the aftermath of a bloody suicide bombing, Lebanon's Sunnis are maneuvering to exclude the country's extremists.

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: U.N. plans to address the Islamic State and Ebola; Freed hostages may not change Turkey’s calculus; A bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan is in reach; and a bit more.

By Kate Brannen with Nathaniel Sobel Driving the week are a series of high-level meetings at the United Nations, including President Barack Obama's annual address ...


Israeli Jets Bomb Syria-Lebanon Border … Wait, What Border?

On Monday, Lebanese media reported that Israeli warplanes bombed a target near the town of Nabi Sheet, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley along the border with ...

The South Asia Channel

The Legacy of La Taverna’s Kamel Hammade

Kamel Hammade was an exceptional man. Since our first meeting in December 2006, I was enamored by his warm mannerisms, his infectious enthusiasm to contribute ...

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