This year’s highest grossing Lebanese film, The Insult—a film set during the Lebanese Civil War—has caused controversy in the Middle East. We sit down with its director, Ziad Doueiri, as the movie makes its way to the U.S.
Starting as a revolutionary Shiite militia, Hezbollah now dominates the political and military landscape of Lebanon, and has expanded its influence and reach in the region. This Policy Paper analyzes Hezbollah's emerging role in the region as well as the potential for conflict with Israel in the near future.
The crisis between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri appears to be largely about Yemen, says Paul Salem, Sr. Vice President for Policy Analysis, Research, and Programs at the Middle East Institute.