Regions / Lebanon
Resentment towards Ralph Nader blinds us to what a good president he would have made.
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
In just five years, Syria has gone from being the world’s second-largest host of refugees to the second-largest producer of them.
Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis in the Middle East will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.
The United States seems to have granted asylum to a terrorist as it did Nazi scientists after World War II.
Sunni Hamas and Shiite Hezbollah have apparently agreed to disagree on Syria while maintaining a strategic partnership against Israel.
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.
The 1989 Taif Accord that marked the beginning of the end of the Lebanese Civil War can serve as a model for a resolution to the Syrian conflict.
Lebanon is being pulled closer yet to Syria's civil war.
A Lebanese Alawite family sits in their living room by a Christmas tree.