Israeli-Lebanese Agreement for the Exploitation of Mediterranean Gas

Israeli-Lebanese Agreement for the Exploitation of Mediterranean Gas

Three quarters of a century after the creation of the State of Israel, its borders are still not defined. So the agreement signed through the United Nations to fix the borders between its maritime domain and that of Lebanon is historic. The discovery of gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean in 2011 aroused such appetites…

Lebanon Facing New Uncertainty as the Presidency Is Vacated

Lebanon Facing New Uncertainty as the Presidency Is Vacated

The presidency of Lebanon’s Michel Aoun is coming to a close and politicians are anticipating a possible power vacuum if a decision cannot be made soon to fill the office. The presidency of Lebanon’s Michel Aoun is coming to a close and politicians are anticipating a possible power vacuum if a decision cannot be made…

A New War in the Middle East? Israel Military Exercises Simulates Invasion of Lebanon, War with Hezbollah, and Iran

A New War in the Middle East? Israel Military Exercises Simulates Invasion of Lebanon, War with Hezbollah, and Iran

As Russia edges closer to defeating the US-NATO backed Ukrainian military and its neo-Nazi battalions, a new war in the Middle East will take center stage, perhaps a repeat of the 2006 Lebanon War that Israel started, which will lead to a wider war with Syria and Iran.  The Times of Israel published ‘In Cyprus,…

Why Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon See No End in Sight for Their Suffering

Why Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon See No End in Sight for Their Suffering

Without a political and legal solution, Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon will remain impoverished and at the mercy of international aid organizations who seek to depoliticize their suffering, according to experts on the crisis in Lebanon’s camps where they say the Palestinian people have been abandoned. Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are among the most disadvantaged…

Are Arab Militias Losing Their Usefulness for Iran?

Are Arab Militias Losing Their Usefulness for Iran?

Iranian support for Arab militias has long threatened Iran’s detractors, unable to develop an effective counterstrategy. Now, the tide may be turning. A string of events suggests that the usefulness of at least some of the militias in Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, and Palestine is waning as their popularity diminishes and relations with Iran encounter headwinds. The…

Has Saudi Arabia Decided to Put an End to the Small and Defenseless Lebanon?

Has Saudi Arabia Decided to Put an End to the Small and Defenseless Lebanon?

Recently, Saudi Arabia and its satellites Bahrain and Kuwait have decided to expel Lebanese ambassadors amid the rising tensions between Beirut and some countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). In addition, Riyadh severed economic ties with Lebanon, which looks like a deliberately malicious move aimed at pushing Lebanon into a deeper…