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Firefight on Beirut Streets Is a Warning to US and Lebanon

Violence on the streets of Beirut on Thursday, October 14 reminded older Lebanese of their country’s tragic civil war.

Lebanon: Meet the ‘New’, Same as the Old - Najib Mikati
Lebanon: Meet the “New,” Same as the Old

The success of Prime Minister Najib Mikati in forming a government, where his predecessor-designate Saad Hariri had failed after trying for months to craft a political deal with Hezbollah, marks a clear tilt toward Damascus.

Responsibility One Year after the Beirut Port Blast
Responsibility One Year after the Beirut Port Blast

On August 4, 2020, the world watched in horror as videos from the Port of Beirut blast flooded the internet. For one year, we’ve also watched politicians evade responsibility for the illegal storage of ammonium nitrate. The reality that most people, especially the Lebanese, have come to accept is that justice is extremely unlikely.

How Pope Francis Reminds Us of Good Friday and Easter Sunday
How Pope Francis Reminds Us of Good Friday and Easter Sunday

One important theme of the pontificate of Pope Francis has been a message of hope to Christians in the Middle East and Africa that they are not forgotten.

Lebanon Given away for Nothing?
Lebanon Given away for Nothing?

The majority of Lebanese would welcome a peaceful settlement of pending border issues with Israel. But many understandably fear how the negotiations are unfolding.

Nigeria’s History May Support Federalism in Lebanon
Nigeria’s History May Support Federalism in Lebanon

While a transition to a democratic federal government would not serve as a remedy for all of Lebanon’s woes, by using Nigeria as a template, policymakers may find that the federal model presents the best possible solution to limit Hezbollah’s influence and ease ethnic and religious divides.

Lebanon, Both Free and Hostage

Once more, Lebanon’s imposed hostage status to Iran comes to light with the latest normalizations between Israel and both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Further Neglect of Lebanon is Bad for Regional and Global Security
Further Neglect of Lebanon is Bad for Regional and Global Security

Washington and the West need to stop neglecting Lebanon, primarily for the sake of their own strategic and regional interests.

Conversation - Rabbi Pynchas Brener - Venezuela
A Conversation with Pynchas Brener, Chief Rabbi of Venezuela

Over the past couple of weeks, Paul Coyer had a series of conversations with Rabbi Pynchas Brener about the history of the Jewish community in Venezuela, the role it has played both prior to and during the period of Chavismo, and his hopes for his nation’s future.