Writings by Topic: Lebanon

Middle East Forum Blog
Title Publication Date
London Mayor Sadiq Khan Won't Support Ban on Hezbollah BreitbartJuly 20, 2016
Steven Salaita Heads to Beirut, While Malcolm Kerr Spins in His Grave Campus WatchJuly 6, 2015
Middle East Forum Radio
Title Publication Date
Anna Ahronheim on Hezbollah's Terror Army Middle East Forum RadioMay 28, 2020
Robert Nicholson on the Philos Project, Israel, and Lebanon Middle East Forum RadioMay 18, 2020
Hanin Ghaddar on Weakening Hezbollah's Control of Lebanon Middle East Forum RadioApril 21, 2020
Tony Badran: Lebanon Protests Fueled by "Endemic Corruption" of Political Class Middle East Forum RadioNovember 27, 2019
Title Publication Date
Jonathan Spyer: Iran and Hezbollah "Swallowing Up Lebanon" Middle East Forum WebinarOctober 11, 2021
Steven Emerson: Beware the Next Hezbollah-Israel War Middle East Forum WebinarApril 13, 2021
Micah Levinson on Prospects for Revolutions in the Middle East Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 30, 2020
Jonathan Schanzer: Iranian Missiles "Likely to Be the Cause of the Middle East's Next War" May 12, 2020
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Lebanon Perpetual Crisis Is Iran's Ploy The Jerusalem PostOctober 11, 2021
Iran's Goal in Lebanon: Push the Americans Out, like Afghanistan The Jerusalem PostSeptember 14, 2021
Damascus Positions Itself as Energy Mafia for Lebanon The Jerusalem PostSeptember 5, 2021
Is Iran behind Lebanon Rocket Fire – and Is This the New Normal? The Jerusalem PostJuly 22, 2021
Lebanon is Dying a Slow Death The Jerusalem PostJuly 15, 2021
Lebanon Has Entered a Cycle of Unending Crisis The Jerusalem PostJuly 5, 2021
Can Hezbollah Survive Nasrallah? The Jerusalem PostJune 3, 2021
Minnesota Military Linguist Ensnared in Honeypot "Abandoned Her Country" for Hizballah The Investigative Project on TerrorismApril 20, 2021
Iran Holds Lebanon Hostage as Its Economy Collapses JNSMarch 22, 2021
Is Hezbollah's Ammonium Nitrate Linked to Plot against Jews in Argentina? The Jerusalem PostNovember 16, 2020
View from the Golan Heights: Israel Prepares to Take on Hezbollah The SpectatorSeptember 29, 2020
Is Turkey Moving into Northern Lebanon? The Jerusalem PostAugust 27, 2020
Following Beirut Blast, Hezbollah's 'Deep State' Investigates Itself The Jerusalem PostAugust 13, 2020
Turkey and Iran Concerned about Lebanese Protests The Jerusalem PostAugust 9, 2020
Can Hezbollah Capitalize on Beirut Blast? The Jerusalem PostAugust 6, 2020
Israeli Aid Should Be on the Ground in Lebanon, Regional Policies Prevent It The Jerusalem PostAugust 5, 2020
Hezbollah Looted Lebanon and It Will Cost $93 Billion to Bail It Out - Analysis The Jerusalem PostAugust 4, 2020
Can Hezbollah and Israel Avoid War? The Jerusalem PostJuly 30, 2020
How Might Hezbollah Retaliate against Israel? The Jerusalem PostJuly 23, 2020
Israel's Flight from South Lebanon 20 Years On BESA Center PerspectivesMay 22, 2020
Turkish Spy Agency MIT Targets Government Critics in Australia Nordic MonitorMay 22, 2020
Traitor for Hezbollah: Minnesota Linguist Lured by "Honeypot" Spy Scheme Creative Destruction MediaMay 10, 2020
Iran's Satraps in Lebanon Face Crisis The Jerusalem PostApril 30, 2020
Fire Weaver: Israel's Super High-Tech Secret Weapon to Win the Next Big War? The National InterestFebruary 8, 2020
Arab States Showcase Jewish Heritage and Memory with Renovation Projects The Jerusalem PostFebruary 8, 2020
Confirmed: Israel Now Has Two Squadrons of Souped-Up F-35I Adir The National InterestFebruary 7, 2020
Failed Smuggling Illustrates Hamas' Frustration in Gaza Plans The Jerusalem PostFebruary 4, 2020
Does Trump's Peace Plan Make the EU Less Relevant? New EuropeFebruary 4, 2020
The U.S. Needs Israel-Style Air Defense to Stop Iran The HillJanuary 30, 2020
Israeli Anti-Drone Technology Could Soon Be Guarding More International Airports The National InterestJanuary 28, 2020
First-Ever Hezbollah-Controlled Government Takes Over in Lebanon The Jerusalem PostJanuary 24, 2020
Funding Lebanon is Funding Hezbollah The Jerusalem PostJanuary 13, 2020
Why Russia Wants Lebanon Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2020
Revolt against Iran's 'System' in Iraq and Lebanon The Jerusalem PostOctober 31, 2019
Iran's Model: Smash the Protests in Lebanon and Iraq The Jerusalem PostOctober 29, 2019
USAID Has a Terror Finance Problem The Washington ExaminerSeptember 24, 2019
Hezbollah, Iran Tout New Strategy: Avoiding Enemy Casualties The Jerusalem PostSeptember 2, 2019
Hezbollah Gambles with 'Retaliation' The Jerusalem PostSeptember 1, 2019
Hezbollah Took Five Days to Hand Over Drones to Lebanon's Army? The Jerusalem PostAugust 31, 2019
Ten Takeaways from Hassan Nasrallah's Latest Rant The Jerusalem PostJuly 14, 2019
Why Iran's Cash Crunch Isn't Disabling Hezbollah Yet The FederalistMay 24, 2019
Iran's 'Road to the Sea' Exposed on Golan The Jerusalem PostMarch 13, 2019
Report: Iran Sent Advanced Technology to Improve Hezbollah Rockets Jerusalem PostOctober 20, 2018
Lebanese Report: Syrian Officials Met with U.S. in June Jerusalem PostAugust 28, 2018
Hezbollah Wins in Lebanon – Sort Of World Affairs JournalMay 15, 2018
Whoever you vote for – Hezbollah Wins Jerusalem PostMay 11, 2018
Lebanon's Elections: Hezbollah Triumphant? The Jerusalem PostMay 8, 2018
Hollywood Botches Beirut World Affairs JournalApril 26, 2018
For Saudi Arabia, All Politics Is Local Stratfor WorldviewNovember 22, 2017
Is Lebanon's Prime Minister a Saudi Hostage? World Affairs JournalNovember 13, 2017
Hezbollah Consolidates Its Stranglehold Over Lebanon World Affairs JournalNovember 7, 2017
Israel and Hezbollah: The Battle before the Battle The Jerusalem PostJuly 14, 2017
The Rise of Katibat Dir' al-Watan: A Journey to the Lebanon-Syria Border Areas The Atlantic CouncilJune 6, 2017
Hezbollah vs. ISIS. vs. Israel The Jerusalem PostDecember 12, 2016
Turkey's Erdoğan Continues Harsh Repression of Political Opponents The Weekly StandardNovember 21, 2016
Countering Hezbollah's Horror Weapons Asia TimesSeptember 7, 2016
Reflections on the Second Lebanon War, 10 Years On The Jerusalem PostJuly 12, 2016
Hezbollah Sinking in the Syrian Quagmire The Jerusalem ReportJune 16, 2016
Lebanizing Syria The HillApril 30, 2016
Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances Middle East QuarterlySpring 2016
Is It Iran's Middle East Now? FathomAutumn 2015
Why Lebanon's Sunnis Support ISIS Middle East QuarterlySummer 2015
Hizballah Deepens Its Involvement in Syria The Jerusalem PostMay 29, 2015
The Greatest Threat in Syria Comes from Iran Israel HayomFebruary 1, 2015
Game Not Over: Israel's Quneitra Attack in Context The Jerusalem PostJanuary 22, 2015
The Shia-Sunni war Reaches Lebanon The Jerusalem PostOctober 17, 2014
Israel-Syria border escalation The Jerusalem PostMarch 21, 2014
The Political Isolation of Lebanese Sunnis Middle East QuarterlySummer 2013
Hezbollah's Plans for Lebanon Middle East QuarterlySpring 2013
Will Syria's Strife Rip Lebanon Apart? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2013
Civil War in Lebanon? The American SpectatorOctober 30, 2012
Palestinian Refugees Languish in Lebanon Middle East QuarterlyFall 2012
Lebanon's Shiite-Maronite Alliance of Hypocrisy Middle East QuarterlySummer 2012
The Pragmatics of Lebanon's Politics Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2012
The View from Syria and Lebanon Middle East QuarterlySummer 2011
Lebanon's Islamist Stronghold Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
Saad Hariri's Moment of Truth Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2011
Shameless Islamist Doublespeak Rages On Pajamas MediaDecember 24, 2009
The Enduring Iran-Syria-Hezbollah Axis AEI Middle Eastern OutlookDecember 2009
Nasrallah's Defeat in the 2006 War Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
Has Hezbollah's Rise Come at Syria's Expense? Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Dubious refugee relief Washington TimesJune 21, 2007
How Israel Bungled the Second Lebanon War Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Al-Manar: Beacon of Hate Tech Central StationAugust 18, 2006
Strange Logic in the Lebanon War New York SunAugust 15, 2006
Hold Damascus Responsible [for Hezbollah Violence in Southern Lebanon] New York SunAugust 1, 2006
Arabs Disavow Hizbullah Jerusalem PostJuly 26, 2006
Israel Has a War to Win Los Angeles TimesJuly 20, 2006
Israel's Unnecessary War New York SunJuly 18, 2006
Hezbollah's Strategic Threat to Israel Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Lebanon's Tenuous Transformation AspeniaOctober 2005
Syria after Lebanon: Hooked on Lebanon Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Bashar al-Assad's Lebanon Gamble Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
Lebanon's Liberation Approaches New York SunFebruary 22, 2005
Where Is Ron Arad? National Review OnlineMarch 17, 2004
Hezbollah's Victory, Israel's Decline New York SunFebruary 3, 2004
Al-Manar: Hizbullah TV, 24/7 Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
The Return of Hizbullah Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
[Is Israel] Winning by retreating? New York PostMay 22, 2002
[An Israeli] Withdrawal Won't Work Wall Street JournalApril 15, 2002
Lebanon: The Intifada's False Premise Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Edward Walker: "Hizbullah Is a Terrorist Organization" Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Israel's Lebanon lesson Jerusalem PostMay 23, 2001
Is Syria Losing Control of Lebanon? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Lebanon – Independent No More Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2001
Did Israel Betray Its Lebanese Allies? Middle East QuarterlyDecember 2000
"All Syrian Forces Must Leave Lebanon" Middle East QuarterlySeptember 2000
Israel's Security Zone in Lebanon - A Tragedy? Middle East QuarterlySeptember 2000
"We Don't Need Syria in Lebanon" Middle East QuarterlySeptember 2000
A pivotal moment [Israel's Withdrawal from Lebanon] Jerusalem PostJune 7, 2000
"We Are Not a Syrian Province" Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
Don't leave the SLA dangling in the wind Jerusalem PostApril 25, 2000
Lebanon Turns into Israel's Vietnam Wall Street JournalMarch 10, 1999
Lebanon, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Is There Still a Lebanon? Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1997
Wa'il Kheir: "The Lebanese Are Heroes" Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Islamism in Lebanon: A Guide to the Groups Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Israel's South Lebanon Imbroglio Middle East QuarterlyJune 1997
Liberating Lebanon Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1996
If Lebanon Fails, So Does the Middle East Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
Lebanon: Israel's True Partner? Middle East QuarterlyJune 1995
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
Why Lebanon Matters MEF WireMay 23, 2011
What's at Stake for the West in Lebanon? MEF WireMarch 6, 2008
The Syrian Occupation of Lebanon MEF WireMay 13, 2003
The Threat Posed by Hezbollah MEF WireNovember 26, 2002
Lebanon and Syria in a New Era MEF WireJune 15, 2000
Book Title Publication Date
The Lebanese Forces: Emergence and Transformation of the Christian Resistance
by Nader Moumneh
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2020
Hizbullah: A Mission to Nowhere
by Hilal Khashan
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2020
City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut
by Robyn Creswell
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2020
Faith and Resistance: The Politics of Love and War in Lebanon
by Sarah Marusek
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2019
Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon
by Joanne Randa Nucho
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2018
The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: The Double Tragedy of Refugees and Impacted Host Communities
by Robert G. Rabil
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2018
Hezbollah: The Political Economy of Lebanon's Party of God
by Joseph Daher
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2017
Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese "Young Phoenician."
by Franck Salameh
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2016
Syria and Lebanon: International Relations and Diplomacy in the Middle East
by Taku Osoegawa
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2015
Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God
by Matthew Levitt
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2014
Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East
by David Hirst
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2011
The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon's Life Struggle
by Michael Young
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2011
Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon
by Franck Salameh
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
Hezbollah: A Short History
by Augustus Richard Norton
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Everyday Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam among Palestinians in Lebanon
by Bernard Rougier
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Landscape of Hope and Despair: Palestinian Refugee Camps
by Julie Peteet
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Shi‘ism: Waiting for the Hidden Imam
by Said Bakhtaoui and Mohammad Ballout
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
The Shi‘is of Jabal ‘Amil and the New Lebanon
by Tamara Chalabi
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
Lebanon: The Politics of Frustration: The Failed Coup of 1961
by Adel Beshara
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2006
Warlords and Merchants: The Lebanese Business and Political Establishment
by Kamal Dib
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Hezbollah: The Changing Face of Terrorism
by Judith Palmer Harik
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Lebanon's Second Republic: Prospects for the Twenty-first Century Middle East QuarterlySpring 2004
Syria's Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process
by Marius Deeb
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Hizbu'llah: Politics and Religion
by Amal Saad-Ghorayeb
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2003
The Body and the Blood: The Holy Land's Christians at the Turn of a New Millennium, A Reporter's Journey
by Charles M. Sennott
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Historical Dictionary of Lebanon
by As'ad AbuKhalil
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2002
Bring Down the Walls: Lebanon's Post-War Challenge
by Carole H. Dagher
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
The Breakdown of the State in Lebanon, 1967-1976
by Farid el Khazen
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
From Israel to Damascus: The Painful Road of Blood, Betrayal and Deception
by Robert Hatem
Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
Without Forgetting the Imam: Lebanese Shi'ism in an American Community
by Linda S. Walbridge
Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1998
Lebanon's Quest: The Road to Statehood 1926-1939
by Meir Zamir
Middle East QuarterlyJune 1998
Hezbollah: Born with a Vengeance
by Hala Jaber
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Between Damascus and Jerusalem: Lebanon and Middle East Peace
by Habib C. Malik
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Violence and Diplomacy in Lebanon: The Troubled Years, 1982-1988
by Elie A. Salem
Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1995
Come with Me from Lebanon
by Ann Zwicker Kerr
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995