The Lebanese Association of Arts – Rissalat

Overview Hezbollah established the Lebanese Association of Arts (LAA), also known as Rissalat, in 2006 according to LAA’s official Facebook page. However, some sources place

The Party of God and its Greatest Satan

Anti-Americanism has been a central pillar of Hezbollah’s ideology since its founding in 1982. Drawing inspiration from the founder of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah

Barak’s Error

On May 25, 2000, Prime Minister Ehud Barak ordered Israeli forces out of south Lebanon, ending Israel’s ill-fated 18-year foray into its northern neighbor’s territory

Hezbollah’s Rules of the Game and the Missile Threat

On April 15, an Israeli drone fired two Hellfire missiles at a Jeep Cherokee that had just crossed from Lebanon into Syria, near Jdeidet Yabous

Profile: Lebanese Hezbollah’s Representative in Iraq Mohammad Kawtharani

Mohammad Hussein Kawtharani is Lebanese Hezbollah’s representative in Iraq. Kawtharani assumed greater responsibility in overseeing Iraq’s Shia militias since the death of former Islamic Revolutionary

Lebanon’s New Government Will be Plagued by Old Problems

Lebanon formed a new government on Tuesday, headed by Prime Minister Hassan Diab. But it’s unlikely to be a political panacea, because Beirut is suffering

A Lebanese Government? Inshallah

On Tuesday, Lebanon’s caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil optimistically tweeted that a new government would be formed “within hours.” Whether or not Khalil’s forecast

Hassan Diab – Lebanon’s Next Prime Minister?

In response to countrywide street protests, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his cabinet resigned on October 29, 2019 setting off a nearly two-month search

Lebanon’s Uprising is Turning into a Stalemate

Lebanon’s 76th Independence Day this year coincided with the 37th day of countrywide anti-corruption protests. The Independence Day celebrations reinvigorated the street, bringing tens of

Success Remains Distant for Lebanon’s Protesters

As Lebanon’s protests enter another week, there are three developments to watch: President Michel Aoun’s controversial remarks last Tuesday; the failed nomination of Mohammad al-Safadi