The Russian gas giant is trying to get into the Eastern Mediterranean's promising energy market.
The Lebanese Armed Forces will be crucial in weathering the Syrian storm.
An inclusive and legitimate regional security agreement could be the answer to the Middle East's most serious problem: an instable order.
In Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and elsewhere, religious identity is back in force.
The Lebanese militia's campaign in Syria helps its Iranian sponsor, but hurts it at home.
The Shiite militia risks its standing at home as it helps Assad.
The old sectarian tensions are reawakening as Syria burns.
Will the flypaper theory of counterterrorism work in Syria?
Israel's intervention in Lebanon was a long-running disaster. Increased involvement in Syria may turn out the same way.
As America considers involvement in Syria, it ought remember the past debacle in its neighbor.
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