Posts tagged "hezbollah"
Lebanon: War, Peace and Pluralism, Part 2

Lebanon: War, Peace and Pluralism, Part 2

From Beirut, Irina Papkova describes in the second of two posts how former political opponents are maintaining Lebanon's fragile peace through a pluralistic, democratic system.

Balancing Act: Sectarian Leaders in Lebanon

by Irina Papkova Last week marked twenty-two years since the signing of the Taif Accords put an end to the last civil war...but external pressures are at work once more.

In the Shadows of Syria: Defusing Sectarian Tensions in Lebanon

by Irina Papkova For two weeks, Lebanon lived on the knife edge of a sectarian civil war. And here the truly interesting part of this story begins to emerge.

Death Comes for the Ayatollah

The New York Times reports that Lebanon's Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, a Shiite Islam holy figure with a world following, has died.  He's been called Hezbollah's mentor.  He was 75. For more on the Grand Ayatollah read here, here and here or read his facebook page here.