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Lebanon’s ramshackle state and the last vestiges of public services are falling apart. President Michel Aoun's election at the end of October has done little to end the country's political paralysis, as Hezbollah continues to block the formation of a new government. Unless it relents, the next stop may be partition.
Dr. Samir Nassif
For all the confusion about Syria’s civil war, there’s no doubt about the big loser – the Syrian people. But nearly every regional power that has intervened to advance its own interests has also paid a heavy price, as has the European Union, a not-so-innocent bystander. For now, the most likely winners are the former Cold War antagonists, the United States and Russ...