Kevin Peraino

Lebanon: Hizbullah Awaits the Next Round

Even as Hizbullah leaders cut a deal to remove their troops from Beirut's streets last week, the Islamist group's on-the-ground commanders were quietly making plans to consolidate their military gains. "Our units are still patrolling the area," said one Hizbullah military commander, who asked not to be identified because he didn't have authorization from his superior. "We still have guns, but we're hiding them now." The Islamists are particularly focused on expanding their network of...

Hizbullah's Watching

Even as Hizbullah leaders cut a deal to quiet Lebanon's guns, a commander of the Shiite force says it's "still patrolling" areas of West Beirut recently seized from Sunni rivals.

Israel: Troubled Talks

Despite flaring Israeli-Palestinian violence, a chorus of security officials, academics and ordinary Israelis is urging direct negotiations with the radical Islamist group Hamas.

In Gaza, Borderline Insanity

A debate has opened among Israeli policymakers about how best to deal with the newly porous border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Last week, Hamas militants blew down part of the barrier, letting thousands of Palestinians pour into Egypt.

The Man In The Middle

It's been a long year for Tony Blair. After stepping down as Britain's prime minister in June, under fire for his Iraq policy, he took on what many consider the hardest job in the Mideast: representative of the Quartet—the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations—to the Palestinians.

Tony Blair: State Of Limbo

It's been a long year for Tony Blair. After stepping down as British Prime Minister in June, under fire for his Iraq policy, he took on what many consider the hardest job in the Middle East: the representative of the Quartet—the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations—to the Palestinians.

Redemption Games

For Gazans who want to escape the territory's political tensions, there are few boltholes. And video games aren't always the answer.

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