Posts Tagged “Hezbollah”

Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah

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Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah

Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The uprising is not about Hezbollah’s dominant role in Lebanon, and it should not be; it is largely about corrupt domestic politics. But the attitude of Hezbollah- locally know as The Resistance- toward real reform may either help or derail…

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US Institute for Peace to detail Syria Report Sept. 26

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US Institute for Peace to detail Syria Report Sept. 26

US Institute for Peace to detail Syria Report Sept. 26 Congress directed the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) to facilitate the bipartisan Syria Study Group (SSG) to examine the current state of the conflict and make recommendations on the military and diplomatic strategy of the United States going forward. To present the SSG’s final…

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Iran’s extremism is empowered by Palestinian suffering

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Iran’s extremism is empowered by Palestinian suffering

Iran’s extremism is empowered by Palestinian suffering By Ray Hanania This column I wrote in the Arab News examines one of the main factors that empower Iran. Israel’s refusal to make peace and America’s support of Israel’s extremist government. Americans like outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, one of the most despicable human beings on…

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Precarious times for Lebanon

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Precarious times for Lebanon

Precarious times for Lebanon By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The situation in Lebanon is worrisome.  Since May, political impasse persists as the prime minister-designate fails to form a cabinet. The economy worsens; national debt soars: over 150 % of GDP; badly needed international aid is postponed due to instability. A more important threat to this weak…

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Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system

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Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system

Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The sole remarkable “result” of the parliamentary elections in troubled Lebanon is that it did happen- and it was competitive. A country of 4.5 million citizens hosting a million and a half Syrian and Palestinian refugees is nonetheless capable of…

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With Israel and Iran clashing over Syria, no end in sight for the conflict

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With Israel and Iran clashing over Syria, no end in sight for the conflict

With Israel and Iran clashing over Syria, no end in sight for the conflict Conflict in Syria expands beyond Syria including Russia, Iran, Israel, the United States, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and Europe By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz In Syria, the conflict is no longer primarily Syrian. With seven years of political and military escalation, Syria has…

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