Those Who Never Came Home From Lebanon’s Civil War

February 24, 2015

Twenty-five years after the Lebanese Civil War, families of 17,000 missing people still have no information about the fate of their loved ones. It was four months after the disappearance of Alexander Salloum in Beirut in...

Lesson of Lebanon Can Help Solve Syrian Crisis

February 19, 2014

Could Lebanon's 15-year conflict prove to be a lesson for Syria? Lebanon’s civil war, which cost some 150,000 lives, was brought to a much needed if unsatisfactory end by the Taif Agreement, or National Reconciliation Accord. It had become clear to the warring Shi'a, Sunni and...

Sectarianism in the Middle East: A Letter to Josef Olmert

June 26, 2013

Not all Shi'ites support Hezbollah and not all Jews support Zionism. A response to Josef Olmert. Dear Dr. Olmert, While I appreciate your understanding of the nuances of "modern" Middle Eastern history, I believe your analysis of the region’s socio-political dynamics is overly simplistic...