The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Crisis Group's Syria-Lebanon Report

For those readers of ours that have more than a passing interest in the developments in Lebanon and Syria since Hariri's assassination, Crisis Group published a lengthly 40-page (before appendixes) report on 12 April entitled "Syria After Lebanon, Lebanon After Syria".

Specifically, the report examines the complicated US-French-Lebanese-Syrian relationship before and after Hariri's murder, the extension of Lahoud's presidency, the Lebanese opposition, and explanations for the political logic at work in Damascus.

It is, as has come to be expected, well-researched and a bastion of unbiased objectivity concerning a politicized topic whose discussion has been anything but.

Its long and thoroughly detailed but an executive summery is available for those less committed but still wanting to read its recommendations.

Happy Reading!