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The Middle East
Iran’s Shadow over Lebanon

The Lebanese government’s tilt toward Iran has dangerous implications when it comes to countering Sunni radicalization.

Published on: October 4, 2017
David Schenker is the Aufzien Fellow and director of the Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
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  • FriendlyGoat

    We are in the era of the United States advising all nations to act solely in their own self interest. Don’t be surprised when they do it.
    Some will go with China. Some will go with Russia. And some will go with Iran.

    • Tom

      So…we shouldn’t be surprised when they do the same things that they’ve always done?
      Good night, your TDS is intense.

      • Psalms13626

        I find his obsession cute. If you follow his logic, then the fact that US has enemies is the direct result of Trump’s Presidency. Like i said, this is not a political or philosophical issue. It is a mental and an emotional one. He is not alone either. Some people on my Facebook feed have literally lost their goddamn minds. It is both funny, sad and horrifying at the same time. Makes me glad I own guns and have the means to protect myself, that’s for sure.

  • Lebanon has a very well-established Christian population, and to be fair, its democracy also seems to be among the more stable and secular ones by the Arab world’s standards at least.

    It is a shame that they have not taken steps to restrict Hezbollah, in my opinion; its ongoing militancy will only compromise their democracy and international standing in the long run.

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