From Beirut, Irina Papkova describes in the second of two posts how former political opponents are maintaining Lebanon’s fragile peace through a pluralistic, democratic system. Continue Reading →
by Irina Papkova For two weeks, Lebanon lived on the knife edge of a sectarian civil war. And here the truly interesting part of this story begins to emerge. Continue Reading →
The New York Times reports that Lebanon’s Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, a Shiite Islam holy figure with a world following, has died. He’s been called Hezbollah’s mentor. He was 75.