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Lebanon Explodes Again

Friday, May 9th, 2008 - by Jeha

Hezbollah may look like it is trying to take over Lebanon, but the truth is that such a victory isn't in anyone's interest — even its own. Here's why.

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February is Lebanon’s Cruelest Month

Friday, February 22nd, 2008 - by Jeha

PJM Beirut: Lebanon's bubbling "sectarian brew" is once again creating stress that is too large for its small country to withstand and too volatile for her neighbours to handle. Jeha is worried.

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Lebanon Without a President: A ‘State of No-Urgency’

Sunday, November 25th, 2007 - by Jeha

PJM Beirut: The bad news is that Lebanese parliament has once again failed to elect a president and the country is in limbo after the incumbent president has quit. The good news, according to Jeha, is that the chaos is still limited to the political realm and no shots have been fired. Lebanon's fragile democracy is hanging on - for now.

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Lebanon’s Presidential Yo-Yo

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 - by Jeha

PJM Beirut: The Lebanese parliament has been dragging their feet on choosing their next president. Officially, they can't do it much longer - the constitutional deadline is November 21. But Jeha writes that he wouldn't bet on a clear decision happening even then.

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Who Will Elect Lebanon’s President? Not the Lebanese

Sunday, November 11th, 2007 - by Jeha

PJM Beirut: The selection of a new president by the Lebanese parliament has - again - been postponed. Jeha writes that for the average Lebanese, "the election drama is nothing but a fight between marionettes in which we have little say." That's life in a country stuck next door to "a Syrian regime threatened by our freedom, and an Iranian theocracy insulted by our secular ambitions."

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