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 |