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Sanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet With Iranians at Their Peril
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Sanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet With Iranians at Their Peril
October 10, 2019

Apart from their ineffectiveness, the dark side of sanctions is what they do to third parties who get caught up in the conflict.

World Press Freedom Day Is a Joke in the Middle East as the West Continues to Destroy Journalism There
May 6, 2019

If you take the British and Canadian ambassadors farcical and shameful histrionics in Beirut and you can stop laughing for a moment, you see there on the stage the very diplomats who are doing their best to make sure real journalism can never take root in those countries.

World Press Freedom Day Is a Joke in the Middle East as the West Continues to Destroy Journalism There
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Lebanon’s Anti-Graft Drive Is Entirely Fake as Political Groups Fight Hezbollah over the Scraps
World
Lebanon’s Anti-Graft Drive Is Entirely Fake as Political Groups Fight Hezbollah over the Scraps
March 30, 2019

Hezbollah’s anti-corruption drum beat is driven by US sanctions against Iran, forcing the Lebanese Shiite group to be more creative in how it extracts valuable dollars from the system.

The Unwritten Rule Between the US and Hizbullah
January 25, 2019

As the Trump administration tinkers with the idea of retreating militarily from the Middle East — despite the opposition of the war lobby — it cannot possibly welcome a war between Israel and Hizbollah that could could spiral into a wider conflict and drag the U.S. into a heavier military intervention in the region.

The Unwritten Rule Between the US and Hizbullah
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Lebanon’s Political Deadlock Is as Much About a Failure of EU Diplomacy as It Is About Corruption Amongst Its Elite
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Lebanon’s Political Deadlock Is as Much About a Failure of EU Diplomacy as It Is About Corruption Amongst Its Elite
January 18, 2019

Diplomacy and governance is dying in Washington, London and Paris. In Lebanon, we were all late for the funeral.

Secret US 2006 Gov’t Document Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria By Using Extremists, Muslim Brotherhood, Elections
July 9, 2018

The plan to destroy Syria has spanned nearly four decades, only moving into high gear in 2011 under the Obama administration. While the destabilization initiative did begin in earnest under Obama’s watch, the truth is that previous administration were also heavily involved in the planning of Syria’s destruction.

Secret US 2006 Gov’t Document Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria By Using Extremists, Muslim Brotherhood, Elections
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Staggering Election Loss for the West; Huge Win for Lebanon!
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Staggering Election Loss for the West; Huge Win for Lebanon!
May 11, 2018

On this lovely morning here on the coast of the Mediterranean there is not a cloud in the sky. In less than twenty-four hours voting will begin. However, on this day before the election, a howling wind is blowing from the south making the thousands of posters, banners and building-sized placards that feature the faces of the scores of potential Lebanese parliamentarians dance and sway wildly above the throngs of tomorrows voters.

Lebanon: a Powder Keg That Will Ignite a Wider Regional Conflict
April 27, 2018

A conflict in Lebanon that would spill over into Syria and then other countries in the Middle East is fraught with potentially dire consequences. The only actor that can prevent a worst-case scenario is Russia.

Lebanon: a Powder Keg That Will Ignite a Wider Regional Conflict
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