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History Repeats Itself

9 September 2010

Conflict and uncertainty threaten to divide Lebanon again

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters wave Lebanese and party (yellow) flags while holding pictures of party leader Hassan Nasrallah during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon in southern Beirut on 25 May 2010.

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters wave Lebanese and party (yellow) flags while holding pictures of party leader Hassan Nasrallah during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon in southern Beirut on 25 May 2010.

The intense diplomatic activity surrounding Lebanon is a clear sign that something is afoot in this divided and vulnerable country. At stake is Lebanon’s political and military security, threatened at once by the controversy surrounding the Hariri tribunal, and the country’s tenuous borders with Israel. The possibility of a new conflict is real, but exactly when and for what reason is difficult to predict. Internal and regional players agree, however, that urgent measures are to be adopted to prevent an undesired escalation that could result in a new occupation of Lebanon, or a regional conflict involving Israel, Lebanon and Syria.

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