Unexpectedly, Hezbollah, which has a long history of rejecting all direct negotiations with Israel, declared the recent demarcation agreement a historic victory for the Lebanese state.
Recent diplomatic efforts have culminated in a deal between the antagonistic neighbors, but political dynamics in Lebanon raise questions about the agreement’s sustainability.
Recent Hamas leadership appointments reflect the movement’s eagerness to deepen its connections with Iran and Hezbollah.
The Syrian regime is exploiting the chaos of the ongoing war to build a flourishing drug empire.
In light of the current economic collapse, a review of Lebanon’s political history reveals that the sectarian system thrives in times of crisis.
A mining operation in the Chouf Mountains reveals the appeal of cryptocurrency in the context of Lebanon’s financial crisis.
The Lebanese Forces had a strong showing in recent elections, but a conversation with Samir Geagea, the party’s chairman, indicates challenges ahead.
Although the issue of women is prominent in the artwork of Arab women artists, the freedom that women artists enjoy is limited due to censorship, whether it is self-imposed or institutional.
Sada asked experts to analyze potential flash points for the next U.S. administration—ranging from the globalization of Libya’s war to the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and increasing authoritarianism and violations of civil liberties and human rights.
The shifting relationships between armies and civil society are revealing new balances within defense structures.
The coronavirus pandemic and its by-products are pushing Lebanon into a new phase of instability.
Lebanon’s long-standing economic crisis takes a new turn in the face of protracted protests, cabinet reshuffling, and scarce money supply.
As Lebanon’s debt grows and the traditional pillars of its economy stagnate, a drop in remittances from the Gulf may push the country into bankruptcy.
On May 6, Lebanese voters will elect an incoming parliament for the first time since 2009. How will Lebanon’s changing political and security landscape affect the outcome?
Under increasing financial pressure, states hosting Syrian refugees are pressuring them to return whether conditions in Syria are safe or not.
As Riyadh’s rivalry with Tehran in the Levant turns to Lebanon, its increasing pressure on Hezbollah threatens to severely destabilize the country.
Hezbollah’s branding of its Arsal offensive as a victory for all Lebanese further undermines the Lebanese state as a political and security actor.
While the new Lebanese electoral law introduces a few reforms, it entrenches sectarianism and favors big parties and established politicians.
Despite the inherent challenges of finding a long-term solution to Lebanon’s refugee crisis, its focus on short-term responses could worsen social and political cleavages and foster new forms of marginalization.
Hezbollah and Russia have enjoyed close cooperation in Syria, but their military successes could undermine Hezbollah’s hopes of playing a major role in the country post-conflict.