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January 24, 2018

Lebanon
Should the United States Be Supporting the Lebanese Army?

In testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee last November, I raised some doubts about U.S. military aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). My main concern was that the LAF "is increasingly i…

December 4, 2015

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Jews, Lebanon’s Mukhtars, and Saudi Arabia’s Women

Hanin Ghaddar talks to Magda Haroun, head of Cairo’s Jewish community, about her people’s legacy to Egypt. Nora Stel explores the role of mukhtars—elected neighborhood- or village-level state repres…

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July 29, 2011

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Clueless in DC, Chaos in Syria, Exhilaration in Benghazi

Syria's Sufi Tahleela Band performs during the third annual Sufi Festival in Amman (Ali Jarekji/Courtesy Reuters) Manar el-Shorbagy writes for al-Masry al-Youm on Washington’s failure to reco…

Weekend Reading: Clueless in DC, Chaos in Syria, Exhilaration in Benghazi