Lebanon’s Sunni Tangle

As if the discovery of sophisticated Hezbollah tunnels penetrating into Israel and violating the UN truce terms was not enough of an embarrassment t

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All Quiet on the Gaza Front?

On 16 November 2018 Israel entered into a ceasefire arrangement with the de facto rulers of the Gaza strip – Hamas.  It seems to be holding.  (more&

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The Two Irans

The dynamics of the Iranian state make for an intriguing case study.  Informed observers maintain that two strong internal forces are pursuing irrec

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