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At Last, Lebanon Exits the Liberal World Order

At Last, Lebanon Exits the Liberal World Order

The success of Hezbollah and its allies at the parliamentary elections last May and the effective collapse of the March 14 parliamentary coalition are the latest indicators that Lebanon has drifted away from its traditional adherence to the Western liberal democratic order to side with theocratic and totalitarian regional regimes, argues Basem Shabb   Last...

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Having Ousted the West, Hezbollah to Deal with the East

Having Ousted the West, Hezbollah to Deal with the East

As the civil war in Syria winds down, the regime of Bashar al Assad appears to be preparing to regain its lost influence in Lebanon. But Syria’s battlefield allies, Iran and Hezbollah, have no intention of returning to a role of subservience to Damascus in Lebanon, writes Basem Shabb   In a briefing on November...