• In a region wracked with conflict, the need to provide security has often become the primary reason for the existence of many governments in the region, and the chief source of interest for foreign powers.

  • Article // Nov 25, 2014
    Basem Shabb
    Quietly over the past few years, the LAF has been developing a credible force, with U.S. assistance. The training and materials geared toward counterterrorism, internal security, and border control were not seen by Hezbollah as a threat to its military arsenal of rockets and long range missiles. As it turns out, the LAF was better prepared for the Syrian crisis and its spillover into Lebanon.