Will Curbing Iran’s Nuclear Threat Boost Its Proxies?

Tehran's allies in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen could reap the benefits of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.


Keeping Iran’s Feet to the Fire

The Obama administration has promised to counter Iran’s menacing behavior across the Middle East. Here's how it can reassure its anxious allies, and stop Tehran from using its cash windfall to fund terrorism.


Syrian War Takes Rising Toll on Hezbollah

As the Lebanese militia takes over the fight to save Assad’s regime, casualties are rising and so are the risks of overreach.


A Levantine-Turned-Washingtonian Goes Back to Beirut

While U.S. officials are absorbed in abstract policy discussions, there are some aspects of the Middle East’s current crisis that you can only understand by going there.


Hezbollah’s Friends in Yemen Are Trying to Lure the Saudis Into a Ground War

The Houthi rebels are using the playbook that foiled Israel during the 2006 war in Lebanon.


Hezbollah Is ‘Stronger Than Ever’

The Shiite Lebanese group says it’s winning the battle against the Islamic State, rallying supporters to its cause, and fighting a war on terror.


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.

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