What Is Behind the Continuous Violence in Tripoli?

November 19, 2014

The latest clashes in Tripoli in north Lebanon are not just a result of Islamic extremism or a spillover effect from the Syrian war. A group of men sat on the sidewalk, drinking Arabic coffee in Tripoli’s old souks. The wall behind them was covered...

Hezbollah After Syria

July 11, 2013

The Syrian conflict has permanently altered the character and geography of Hezbollah. Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War has forever changed the character of the organization. Once rooted in lifting the Shi’a of Lebanon to their rightful place in the Lebanese political...

Sectarianism and Civil Conflict in Tripoli

December 17, 2012

Sunni fighters in Lebanon’s Tripoli are becoming increasingly inspired by the organization of Syrian armed groups, and are seeking to build their own incipient combative organizations to defeat their Alawite “near enemies” in the city. Tripoli’s street battles are once again the center...

A Particular Province of Syria

May 30, 2012

The 360 Context article for this series is coming soon.