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  • Commentary posted July 26, 2011 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Behind the Israeli-Lebanese Gas Row

    Tensions are rising in the eastern Mediterranean between Israel and Lebanon, this time over roughly 430 square miles of contested waters that contain considerable underwater gas reserves. Iran, Hezbollah and Syria are all interested in a war with Israel, each for their own reasons. Tehran and Damascus want to save the embattled regime of Bashar Assad, while Hezbollah…

  • PODCAST: James Phillips on Israel and the Arab Spring Audio Recorded on May 18, 2011 PODCAST: James Phillips on Israel and the Arab Spring

    In this week's Heritage in Focus podcast, James Phillips discusses the aftermath of the Arab Spring and escalating tensions around Israel. David Weinberger hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts, visit our RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes. To listen to more Heritage in Focus podcasts, return to the Podcast page.…

  • Commentary posted January 1, 2009 by Peter Brookes The New President's Global Security Challenges

    With at least two ongoing wars, President-elect Barack Obama may well be entering the Oval Office facing the toughest national security landscape for any American president in some time. A tour of the foreign policy horizon shows that America's 44th president will have his hands full with a panoply of problems that would vex any head of state, much less one who is…

  • Play Movie Ariel Cohen on Reuters 5/08/08 Video Recorded on June 27, 2008 Ariel Cohen on Reuters 5/08/08

    Ariel Cohen on Reuters 5/08/08…

  • Backgrounder posted May 13, 2008 by James M. Roberts, Israel Ortega How Reforms in Mexico Could Make the U.S. More Secure

    Felipe Calderón, who began his single sexenio (six-year term) as President of Mexico in December 2006, has made significant progress in the fight against narcotrafficking, but Mexicans are still waiting to see whether his government will successfully chal­lenge the private- and public-sector monopolies and duopolies that dominate huge portions of mexico economy. These…

  • WebMemo posted February 13, 2008 by James Phillips Death of a Terrorist: Imad Mugniyah

    Yesterday's reported death of the terrorist mastermind Imad Mugniyah, if true, is a major blow to the Hezbollah organization, its backers in Iran and Syria, and other terrorist groups who have cooperated with Hezbollah or Iran, often working through Mugniyah. He was involved in many of the most lethal and high-profile terrorist attacks in the Middle East and…

  • Play Movie Peter Brookes on Lebanese al Qaeda Video Recorded on May 24, 2007 Peter Brookes on Lebanese al Qaeda

    Peter Brookes explains the presence of al Qaeda in Lebanon on Fox News.…

  • Backgrounder posted October 24, 1983 by James Phillips Standing Firm in Lebanon

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 302 October 24, 1983 STANDING FIRM IN LEBANON I INTRODUCTION The multinational force MNF) dispatched to Beirut to help end the violence that has claimed 100,000 Lebanese lives over the last decade has itself been engulfed in viol.ence On October 23 more than 200 American servicemen were killed in a suicide bombing of the…

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