Give Lebanon Medical Aid, but Don’t Help It Out of Its Financial Crisis

March 30 2020

Earlier this month, Beirut announced that it intends to default on billions of dollars in foreign-currency bonds. It is now seeking Western assistance for its burgeoning financial crisis, which will no doubt be worsened by the coronavirus. Tony Badran and Jonathan Schanzer contend that such relief would be a gift to Hizballah:

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More about: Coronavirus, Hizballah, Iran, Lebanon, U.S. Foreign policy

 

Israeli Military Technology Can Keep American Soldiers Safe from Iranian Rockets

Last month, the Pentagon announced its withdrawal of Patriot missiles from Saudi Arabia, where they had been positioned in 2019 following a series of Iranian rocket and drone attacks. In nearby Iraq, Tehran has directed over 40 rocket attacks at American targets—which do not have adequate anti-missile systems—over the last twelve months. John Hannah and Jacob Nagel argue that the U.S. should look to Israel for the technology that will defend American servicemen against the Islamic Republic’s arsenal:

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More about: Iran, Iron Dome, Israeli technology, U.S. Foreign policy, US-Israel relations