Tag Archives: Saad Hariri

The End of Lebanese factional Fighting?

Jerusalem Post- 25/06/2008 A month ago, a deal was signed between the Lebanese government and opposition in the Qatari capital of Doha. The deal ended two weeks of fighting that saw the Shi’ite Hizbullah and its allies occupying West Beirut. … Continue reading

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Lebanon enters a Tunnel, the End of which can’t be Seen

Jerusalem Post-18/01/2011 The political crisis in Lebanon precipitated by the resignation last week of ministers affiliated with the Hizbullah- led March 8 bloc is now entering its second stage. The countdown has already begun toward the issuing of indictments for … Continue reading

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Analysis: Sectarian Rage there, Heightened Clarity Here

Jerusalem Post- 26/01/2011 Events have moved fast in Lebanon. The country now faces the prospect of a government controlled by Hizbullah and consisting solely of the movement and its allies. Parts of Lebanon looked in danger of slipping into chaos … Continue reading

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The Domino Effect

Global Politician- 27/12/2009 Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri’s December 19 visit to Damascus is the latest marker in the return of the coercive Syrian presence in Lebanon. It is also an indication of Syria’s successful defiance of the west. Hariri’s … Continue reading

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Illusion and Reality Clash in Lebanon

Global Politician- 08/03/2010 Initially, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon probing the murder of Rafik Hariri focused on Syria. Lately, indications suggest that the main focus is now on Hizbullah. Tension is currently rising in Lebanon, amid reports that the Special … Continue reading

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The Question of Power in Lebanon

Global Politician- 12/05/2008 When recent events in Beirut pose a simple, fundamental question: Who rules in Lebanon. The answer proposed by Hizbullah last week is that the government of Fuad Saniora and Saad Hariri is to be permitted to hold … Continue reading

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Coalition agreement not Withstanding, Hizbullah will continue to hold Sway in Lebanon

Jerusalem Post- 13/11/2009 Following statements from both government and opposition sides in Lebanon over the weekend, it now looks likely that Prime Minister-elect Saad Hariri will announce the formation of a new governing coalition in the next few days. The … Continue reading

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