The Shias in Lebanon: A Short History

THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE – By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem* — The Shias of Lebanon gained global reputation in the early 1980s of the 20th century with the emergence of Hezbollah and its military operations against the Israeli occupation in Lebanon. Hence; their destiny came to be synonymous with that of Hezbollah and Amal’s movement, in …

Israel Concerned of Hezbollah’s Intervention in South Syria

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – By Alwan Amin Eddine* – Israel was not aware enough regarding its military strike targeting some Hezbollah leaders in “Al-Amal Farms”, the Syrian Qunaitra’s area on Jan 18, 2015. It thought that Hezbollah is busy in Syria, and the Syrian army is exhausted and spread all over the territory, and Iran’s …

Saudi Arabia idle land

THE LEVANT – Saudi Arabia has made some progress in providing affordable housing to citizens but the housing shortfall remains substantial due to rapid population growth. Saudi Arabia’s population hit 30 million last year and is expected to rise by another 7 million by 2020, presenting a challenge for authorities to supply quality housing to …

The ISIS Phenomenon: How Does It End?

THE LEVANT – by Graham E. Fuller – The ISIS Phenomenon continues to astonish—to notch up innovative new features in Islamist politics that suggest a deepening ability to exploit and feed off long-term accumulated Muslim grievances. What are the logical end-points of extremism at which these forces finally reach terminal collapse? What kind of prognosis can we offer …

Depopulation and Decarbonization

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE- By Kevin Galalae  – The mantra of the international community since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio has been to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (man-made) interference with the climate system.” At the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009 political consensus was reached …