Will There Be Another Israel-Hezbollah War?

January 30, 2015

Sara El-Yafi answers this question with an illustration of Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. “War?! Will this be another July war?” was an exciting question to ask following the latest Hezbollah-Israeli events. And knowing Israel’s love of war, in Lebanon, we worry, you know?...

Bluster and Blowback in Beirut

January 04, 2014

Blowback from hardline Sunnis in Lebanon may become a long-term challenge for Hezbollah. The assassination of senior Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis in early December, coming on the heels of the recent attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, marked the latest in a series of...

Hezbollah’s Narrative of Resistance in Syria

June 26, 2013

Hezbollah's greatest success of the Syrian conflict, may be its evolving narrative of resistance. Hezbollah's military intervention in the Syrian Civil War will have a significant impact upon both the current conflict in Syria and on the movement's future involvement in conflicts...

National Unity is the Solution to Lebanon’s Refugee Crisis

May 24, 2013

As Syria’s civil war rages on, thousands of refugees flee daily to Lebanon. The Lebanese state needs to focus on national unity to avoid further political instability.  By the end of 2013, Lebanon estimates that there will be a staggering 1.2 million Syrian refugees within its borders, in...

Securing Lebanon’s Offshore Energy Fields Raises New Security Challenges

April 30, 2013

Nicholas A. Heras analyzes the challenges associated with potential resource revenues for the Lebanese state. The fault lines of a potential political conflict would further entrench pre-existing divisions.  As the...