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The Man Who Wrote the Mehlis Report on Rafiq al-Hariri’s Murder Claims Third Witness was a “full-blown mythomaniac”

US Loses Lebanon, Worries about Losing Egypt; Tunisians Ask Feltman to Go Home

Lebanon Remains Hostage to the Arab-Israeli Conflict with US Blessing

Obama Trapped in Bush’s Lebanon War

Tape Two from New TV: Hariri Gives His Side of the Story

Saad Hariri Talking to Saddiq, a False witness; Why Tunisia Is Unlikely in Syria

Lebanon’s Return to Political Paralysis and Economic Stagnation

Wikileaks: “Syrian-Iranian Relations return to normal”; Jordan, Turkey, and US Seek Improved Iran Relations; Hariri Tribunal Delayed;

Wikileaks: Bellemare “has no case” against Syria

Wikileaks: “General Rifi is convinced that Syrian authorities are directly responsible for all three crimes,” said a cable classified by Jeremy Feltman

Disapearing Golan; Hariri Murder; Iran

Can the US Convince Hariri to Stand up to Hizbullah with the Lebanese Tribunal?

The Special Lebanon Tribunal Power Play – The End of the Bush Agenda

News Round Up (13 Sept 2010)

Drought Hits East for Forth Year Causing More Distress

Lebanon PM: I was wrong to accuse Syria of Rafik Hariri murder

“Bush White House Wanted to Destroy the Syrian State by Force and With Urgency,” Tony Blair

Will rising tensions in the Middle East lead to another catastrophic war?

News Round Up (19 April 2010)

The Case for Syria

More on New US Amb., War Bluster, Hariri Court

End of Arab Cold War Makes Syria Man in the Middle

Assessing Hariri’s visit to Lebanon and Syria’s Rise

Hariri Speech Reveals Bad Arabic; Adam Ereli Possible Ambassador to Syria

Hariri Goes to Damascus; US Gives More and Better Arms to Israel

Turkey’s “Zero Crescents, Zero Axises, and Zero problems” Foreign Policy is Catching on.

Sharaa on Turkey, the US, Lebanon; Diplomats on Bus Explosion; Turkey’s Leadership

Lebanon Gets a New Government

Syria Seeks to Separate US Relationship from Arab-Israeli Conflict

Hariri Majority thin with Jumblatt Defection; Brits Urge Peace

News Round UP (Sunday 20 July 2009)

Muallem: “Yes, we want the Golan Back on a Silver Platter.”

The Mitchell Visit: Why it is Important

“New Evidence Points to Hezbollah in Hariri Murder,” by Erich Fallath

Hariri Tribunal Releases Lebanese Generals for lack of Evidence

Engagement and its Many Critics

Asma al-Asad on Gaza: Obama’s Dream Team

News Round Up (December 19, 2008)

Hariri Tribunal Revives Speculation and Spin

News Round UP (6 December 2008)

Syrian TV shows men ‘confessing’ to deadly bomb blast

Syria plays hardball with the Saudis, by Sami Moubayed

US to Lift Sanctions on Syria? More on Syrian Military North of Lebanon

News Round UP (13 Sept. 2008)

News Round UP (9 Sept. 2008)

Walid Jumblatt Sets a New Course

“Israel, Don’t Undermine Beirut,” by Joshua Landis with Help from David Schenker

“Lebanese and Syrian Leaders as Seen by a Harvard Graduate Student,” by Kiernan

Give up the gun, go for EMBAs

Syrian Media – The Challenge and the Need to Act

Bush Promises Support that Analysts Say He Cannot Give

Hizbullah Proves it Does Not Want a Tehran on the Mediterranean

March Toward Disaster

Did Chirac know?

Upping Diplomatic, Judicial, Economic and Military Pressure on Syria is Unlikely to Work

Brother Accuses France of Killing Siddiq: US Accuses French and Swiss of Breaking Spirit of Sanctions

France Lets Key Witness in Hariri Trial Escape: Kushner Sorrowful

“Major Breakthrough in Hariri Investigation” by Jacob Tafnis

UN Investigator Bellemare says ‘Criminal Network’ killed Hariri

Syrians and Lebanese Respond to Statement that “Syria Needs to Articulate a Clear Lebanon Policy”

Can the International Tribunal Change Syrian Policy?

Syria’s Stand on Lebanon: Saudi Arabia Withdraws Ambassador From Damascus

Arab League Mediation in Lebanon Fails

Who is at Fault in Lebanon? The Blame Game Heats Up

Lebanese Skeptical Deal for New Gov. Will Fly

The soldiers of truth are back

Lebanon and the Art of Kabuki Theater

Best of Comments on US Opening to Syria

How the Lebanese Delegation was Blindsided at Annapolis

Annapolis Round Up: Was Syria a Winner at Annapolis?

Announcing Creative Syria Forum’s November 2007 topic: Syria’s RegionalPolicies

News Round Up (3 Nov. 2007)

Assassination Accusations Abound in Lebanon

News Roundup (31 Oct. 2007)

Turkey and Lebanon

Nasrallah calls on Saudi Arabia to boycott the upcoming Middle East conference

News Round Up (4 Oct. 2007)

What Abu Salim Taha’ of Fatah al-Islam Confessed

News Round Up (27 Sept. 2007)

Fatah al-Islam Finished as Political Battle Heats UP

U.N. probe has identified people who may have been involved in Hariri assassination

Will Syria and Israel talk, fight or wait?

Gambill on US Policy in Lebanon and Fatah al-Islam

The Presidential Plebiscite and Pageantry: What does it Mean?

News Round Up (28 May 2007)

News Round Up (12 May 2007)

“Lebanon Unrest Puts Hariri Tribunal In Peril” by Solomon

News Round Up (19 May 2007)

“A Review Of Mr. Assad’s First Term in office” by Ehsani

Draft U.N. Security Council Resolution Ready for Tribunal

News Round-Up

Bernard Gwertzman (CFR consulting editor) interviews Joshua Landis

Hariri Tribunal set for May 22?

Assad Rules out Cooperation with Hariri Tribunal if Sovereignty Threatened

News Roundup (8 May 2007) Rice Says Yes to Chapter VII Tribunal

Lebanese Certain Chapter VII Tribunal Will Pass UN Vote End of May

Tribunal Tribulations – Is the Hariri Court Dead?

News Round Up (26 April 2007)

Will the Hariri Tribunal get UN approval?

The Truth about Syria: Will the UN vote for a Tribunal?

Seymour Hersh: “We may never find out who ordered Hariri assassination”

“Farid Ghadry, Syria’s Chalabi: From Washington to Damascus,” by Salim Abraham

France Urged Israel to Bomb Syria

Brammertz V – Comments and Contextualization (by t_desco)

Readers Responses to my Last Post

Saudis and Syrians …Brothers or Rivals?

Feb 14 Raises the Rhetoric

Three Camps on Gemayel Murder and Syria

Blanford’s Hariri Book. Syria Talks Urged by Britain

News Round-Up Nov. 10 2006

Lebanon War Strikes Back – Washington Accuses Syria of Crimes

Brammertz, Opposition Releases, and Israeli Talks