Lebanon

Argument

No Charity

Germany's crackdown on a Hezbollah-affiliated group shows that it may finally be wising up about the Lebanese paramilitary organization.

Benjamin Weinthal |

Argument

Call Off the Sainthood of Ariel Sharon

Why Israel's late leader was a war criminal not a peacemaker.

Rashid Khalidi |

Argument

Beirut’s Perfect Storm

Can anyone stop Lebanon's descent into chaos?

Patricio Asfura-Heim |

Dispatch

Nightmare on Syria Street

In Lebanon's northern capital, the Syrian civil war is being fought block by block.

Ty McCormick |

Interview

Pain Relief

UNHCR’s representative to Lebanon talks to Foreign Policy about the worsening refugee crisis that threatens to stretch the country to a breaking point.

Seyward Darby |

EXCERPT

How the Beirut Bombing Spawned the Modern Surveillance State

A 1983 terror attack caught the U.S. with its eyes closed. It swore to keep watching and watching and watching.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Step Up in Syria, Mr. President

It's not just about chemical weapons -- it's about stopping a brutal dictator's war.

Fuad Siniora |

Argument

Strange Bedfellows

Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?

Matthew Levitt |

Dispatch

Hezbollah's Syrian Adventure

As Sunni jihadists battle it out with Shiite militias in Lebanon and Syria, the region lurches closer to all-out war.

Mitchell Prothero |

Dispatch

Political Idol

A new reality television competition is booming in Beirut and Ramallah: democratic politics.

Fernande van Tets |

Argument

Hezbollah's Fallen Soldiers

The self-proclaimed "Party of God" is throwing its fighters into Syria's bloody war. And according to its own media sources, it has already suffered significant losses.

Phillip Smyth |

Argument

Israel’s Three Gambles

Can Israel get away with its attacks on the Syrian regime?

Daniel Byman |

Slide Show

The Inmates Have Taken Over

Images of life inside the walls of Lebanon's infamous Roumieh prison.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

Beirut's Bastille

The free-for-all inside Lebanon's most notorious prison.

Sulome Anderson |

Photo Essay

Engineering Terror

Ten notorious attacks attributed to Hezbollah's shadowy mastermind.

Marya Hannun |

Feature

The Driver

An exclusive look inside the mysterious death and life of the world's most dangerous terrorist not named Osama bin Laden.

Mark Perry |

Feature

Syrian Spillover

An interactive map tracking the internationalization of Syria's civil war.

J. Dana Stuster |

Christian Caryl

It's Not About Us

Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

On a Military Wing and a Prayer

Europe thinks it can separate Hezbollah's political activities from its terrorist operations. But the Party of God isn't built that way.

Matthew Levitt |

Argument

Bankrupting the World's Most Dangerous Charity

It's time to put Hezbollah out of business.

Ron Prosor |

Dispatch

Europe's Hezbollah Problem

In the wake of the Bulgarian bombing investigation, will the European Union finally designate Hezbollah a terrorist group?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Dispatch

Live, from Beirut...

Watching TV with Hezbollah.

Mitchell Prothero |

Sidebar

A Cluster Bomb Killed My Father

It's time to outlaw these dangerous weapons once and for all.

Nadim Matta |

The List

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2013

From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.

Louise Arbour |

Argument

Keeping the Flame Alive

This Hanukkah, Israel doesn't have to worry about running out of oil.

Frank Jacobs |

Dispatch

The Boomerang Effect

Will the civil war in Syria incite a Sunni-Shiite holy war in Lebanon?

Patrick Galey |

Argument

Still Think Middle East Peace Doesn't Matter?

Gaza's radiating instability proves once again that Palestine is at the center of the region's problems.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

Caught in the Crossfire

If the United States wants to save Lebanon, it should get off the sidelines and help topple Bashar al-Assad's bloody dictatorship.

Firas Maksad |

Argument

Holy Warriors

A field guide to Syria's jihadi groups.

Aron Lund |

Profile

The Weathervane

As Syria's civil war explodes across the region, Walid Jumblatt is ripping into the United States for not doing more. Is he just shifting with the political winds once again?

David Kenner |