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U.S. Challenges in Lebanon and Syria

November 30, 2010

Few were the countries whose attention was not completely distracted by Egypt’s events. Lebanon, a self-preoccupied small nation with endless political bickering, was halfheartedly following news from Cairo’s Tahrir Square—and for good reason. Beirut has its own problems. In mid-January, Hezbollah forced the collapse of Western-backed Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s cabinet in Lebanon. And it […]

How to Lose Friends and Influence Nobody

February 28, 2010

Iran is expanding its influence in the Middle East at the expense of the United States. The reasons for America’s decline are obvious: While a consistent Iran knows how to make friends, an inconsistent America has mastered the art of losing them. But the balance has not always been tilting in Iran’s favor. During the […]

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