There is a fleeting opportunity to build upon the stability created by a defeated ISIS, stable Iraq, recovering Syria, strengthened ties with Lebanon and Jordan, and cooperative regional partners.

This paper's intent is to evaluate Israel’s performance in the second Lebanon war by identifying key failures, the causes of those failures, and to draw out lessons learned.

Journal Article | June 21, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments(4)

Part One of this series covered conflicts in Asia that the U.S. military must consider as it turns its focus toward the future. Part Two will investigate two conflicts in the Middle East.

Israel’s defenses against rockets and ballistic missiles provide important strategic benefits to the state, and they may change the face of Middle Eastern warfare in the future.

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.

Journal Article | October 22, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(1)

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

Journal Article | September 12, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(3)

 “We’ve won the war,” General Dan Halutz boasted.

Journal Article | September 11, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(4)

What began as an Israeli air campaign rapidly evolved into an extensive ground war of bloody house-to-house battles that the Israelis were ill prepared to wage. 

Journal Article | August 29, 2012 03:35 AM | Comments(1)

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

Blog post | August 22, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments(1)

Hezbollah can maneuver through the minefields of Middle Eastern politics and emerge victorious.

Journal Article | August 2, 2012 03:53 AM | Comments(8)

A history and discussion of the Lebanese Shi'a Party of Allah

Blog post | July 31, 2012 03:21 AM | Comments(1)

In a game of surrepititious steps, whom is grandmother?

Journal Article | June 1, 2012 03:48 AM | Comments(4)

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

Journal Article | April 4, 2012 04:12 AM | Comments(1)

Frank Hoffman reviews David E. Johnson's Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza.