To Save Lebanon, It’s Necessary to Undermine Hizballah

Aug. 30 2021

In the throes of an economic and political crisis, Lebanon faces not only shortages of fuel and medicines, but even of food. While France, the U.S., the Gulf states, and other countries have shown a willingness to help, Hanin Ghaddar argues that their efforts will come to naught if they do not find a way to tackle the central problem:

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

Israel Must Choose the Right Friends in Asia

In the past few decades, the Jewish state has vastly expanded its diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military ties with South and East Asia, while doing its best to stay away from the conflicts that divide the countries in the region. Daniel Samet surveys the potential for these relationships, urging Jerusalem to avoid deepening cooperation with China and instead to focus on cultivating further its alliances-in-the-making with China’s competitors:

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More about: India, Israel diplomacy, Israel-China relations