Sterling Jensen

Sterling Jensen is a senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.  The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and do not represent the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Lebanon's national rejection of returning to civil war coupled with the buoyancy provided by the Lebanese Armed Forces will keep it from sinking into the Syrian abyss.

Regional proxy wars between Iran and the Arab Gulf are using Lebanon as their figurative prostitute.

As some try to connect the dots of recent events, is there an Iranian role in what appears to be Stage 2 of the Arab Spring?

Lebanon has a political system, security force, and national memory to weather the current storm. 

In a game of surrepititious steps, whom is grandmother?

The Lebanese Armed Forces are the strongest institution for national unity.  We should assist them to grow stronger in this mission.