Roots of Injustice Push Lebanon Toward Civil War

"Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion," – Lebanese poet, Khalil Gibran 1883 – 1931 From the ashes of The Great War came hope to a region long forgotten behind the Ottoman cloud. The vacating Turkish troops from the Arab lands of the Middle East ended a reign of more … Continue reading “Roots of Injustice Push Lebanon Toward Civil War”

The Lebanese Dilemma: A Primer

The political vacuum caused by Syria’s abrupt departure from Lebanon in 2005 has prompted a tense power struggle for control in this tiny Middle Eastern state. The fight for power in Lebanon has rekindled old sectarian and tribal divisions that were tamed under Syrian domination. Numerous assassinations, bombings, mass demonstrations, a war with Israel and … Continue reading “The Lebanese Dilemma: A Primer”

Another Dark Era Threatens Lebanon

Three days of sectarian violence has once again brought this troubled country to breaking point. A mini-civil war has played out throughout Lebanon this week as Government and Opposition factions push their power struggle to the brink. The “peaceful” general strike called by Hezbollah and its Christian allies has turned into a three-day violent sprawl … Continue reading “Another Dark Era Threatens Lebanon”