Lebanon

Op-Ed

Lebanon: Hezbollah's way

Author: Mohamad Bazzi
GlobalPost

Mohamad Bazzi says Lebanon's southern frontier with Israel is the most volatile border in the Middle East today.

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Interview

Defusing Lebanon's Powder Keg

Mohamad Bazzi interviewed by Deborah Jerome

Lebanon faces new sectarian violence, and tensions along its border with Israel threaten to boil over. CFR's Mohamad Bazzi says to help avert conflict, Washington must eventually engage with the most powerful force in Lebanon: Hezbollah.

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Article

The Hezbollah Problem

Authors: Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson argue that demilitarizing Hezbollah is crucial to rolling back Iranian influence in the Middle East and shaping an environment more conducive to Arab-Israeli accomodation.

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Article

SCUDs and Syria

Author: Elliott Abrams
National Review

Elliott Abrams argues that if indeed Syria is supplying Hezbollah with SCUD missiles, Israel's right to self defense as well as the relevant UN resolutions allow military action against this threat--and the United States should make this clear.

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Must Read

NYT: Democracy's Price of Admission

Author: Tzipi Livni

In this New York Times Op-Ed Tzipi Livni, a former vice prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Israel, writes about Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary elections and comments that voting alone does not constitute democracy, but rather the values of participating parties must also be taken into account.

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