Lebanon: a post-conflict or a pre-war scenario?
Once an anchor of stability and welfare, Lebanon has become one of the hot spots in the "Broader Middle East". At present, Lebanon is a microcosm of nearly all conflicts in the region: indigenous power struggle, religious and ethnic tensions, terrorism, social problems, radical Islamic groups like Hezbollah, and destabilising outside powers like Syria and Iran. On the other hand, the UN and Western countries are trying to prevent another war between Israel and Hezbollah and/or Syria on Lebanese territory. Our Editor Broader Middle East, Manuela Paraipan, is in Lebanon gaining ground-level insight. From her interviews with representatives from various major players, WSN can offer first hand information. These first four interviews are exclusively for WSN with Ghazi Aridi, Minister of information,Ibrahim Kanaan, MP of the Free Patriotic Movement, Dr. Fouad Abou Nader, leader of the Liberty Front political movement and with Sami Nader, professor at St.Joseph University in Beirut.