Dossier: Samir Geagea
After languishing for over a decade in solitary confinement three stories beneath the Defense Ministry, Lebanon's most prominent political prisoner is still prevented by the authorities from communicating with the outside world. Why Geagea's words are regarded as a threat to Lebanon's Syrian-backed political order.
American Sanctions on Syria: A Diplomatic Masterstroke?
The Bush administration's new regime of sanctions on Damascus marks a definitive end to constructive engagement, enhances the credibility of American deterrence, and encourages EU governments to step up pressure on the Assad regime.
Ansar al-Sunna: Iraq's New Terrorist Threat
Recent months have witnessed the rise of a dangerous new amalgam of Kurdish Islamist militants who have returned to Iraq from Iran and foreign al-Qaeda operatives who have infiltrated the country from Syria.