Iran’s hardline leaders seek to use recent elections in the country to Islamize society at all levels.
The political culture of the post-revolutionary period shows striking continuities with the prerevolutionary era.
When Naim Attallah died recently, few remembered the role he played in one of the Middle East’s worst financial scandals.
On Lebanon’s Independence Day, the question has meaning for a population whose leaders are masters of the meaningless.
Lebanon’s ad hoc approach to its myriad economic shocks will leave scars that are long-lasting.
In Ba‘lbek-Hermel, there was support for the Lebanese uprising until the main Shi‘a parties gained the upper hand.
The response to Lebanon’s protest movement in Zahleh showed sympathy, but within a conservative framework.
Protest actions in Sidon since October 2019 have continued, despite multiple efforts to repress them.
The Nabatieh protestors smashed the notion of a Shi‘a community solidly behind Hezbollah and Amal.