Mientras tanto, en el Líbano…

¿Cuánto tiempo puede funcionar un país sin gobierno? ¿Y sin presidente? El Líbano parece el campo de experimentación perfecto para responder a estas cuestiones si el país no implosiona antes, claro está. El pasado mes de febrero, tras meses de riñas políticas e incontables rondas de negociaciones el país árabe finalmente se dotó de un …

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Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran: "je t’aime, moi non plus"

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah delivered an unforgettable speech in Beirut last July 25th on the occasion of "Jerusalem Day", in which he pledged "all means of support" for the "Palestinian resistance". It wasn't the first time Nasrallah took the chance to criticise Israel and its actions. It was the first time in months, though, Nasrallah …

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Hezbollah under strain

Talking about politics in Lebanon is always tantamount to wondering about the status of Hezbollah (meaning "Party of God"). Hezbollah is, at the same time, as The Economist likes to call it, a party-cum-militia, created within the Shia community and funded by Iran during the country's civil war - in 1982 - with the main …

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Israel joins the "Syrian party" (without invite)

Throughout the week, a lot has been said about Israel attacking Syria. The news was about Israel carrying out airstrikes in and around Damascus, targeting missiles Iran intended to smuggle into Lebanon through Syrian soil. The final addressee was Hezbollah, which would in turn have later used this "game-changing" weapons to attack Israel. Even though …

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Hezbollah and Syria

For months, the Syrian opposition has been accusing Hezbollah of waging a war against the Syrian people. Reports increasingly acknowledge the presence of Lebanese fighters, fighting alongside Assad´s army, on Syrian soil, namely in Shiite villages along the border between Syria and Lebanon. Even though the extent of the implication of Shiite group in Syria …

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