Mustafa Fahs

Iraq on the Day After US Withdrawal, Again

We are back at the hypothetical press conference held by a senior US official after the conclusion of the American National Security Council meeting in which the US administration has announced that the last remaining US troops were pulled out of Iraq. In response to a journalist's question,…

Iraq The Day After The United States’ Withdrawal

If, hypothetically, an American National Security Council meeting were to end with a high-ranking American spokesperson announcing that “earlier today, the last American soldier was evacuated from Iraq as part of the US withdrawal from the global coalition against terrorism. The president had…

Palermo - Beirut - The Hague... We Were Right

From Sicily to Lebanon, thoughts of the tales about the organized crime group or the Sicilian mafia have been brimming in the minds of the Lebanese as they followed developments in their country like spectators from the end of the civil war to the present, i.e., since the warlords of that conflict…

The Shiite Community and Greater Lebanon

More than a hundred years ago, Greater Lebanon had its premature birth. It was a difficult birth, and was completed by the 1943 formula, which has nurtured its natural and atypical growth up to this moment, to the extent that whoever took charge of it, i.e. its political class, grew old, but the…

The Assassination and The Rules of Engagement

Israeli wartime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaped over every rule of engagement. His attacks went beyond the southern and northern borders of the Litani River, reaching the southern suburbs of Beirut. The strike that saw Hamas suffer its first security breach since October 7th occurred…

Netanyahu Leaves Lebanon On The Brink

Tehran's retaliation for the assassination of its senior “military advisor” in Syria, Quds Force Brigadier General Razi Mousavi, who was killed by an Israeli airstrike near Damascus, will probably not be any more forceful than its retaliation for the assassination of the former Quds Force Commander…

The Dialectic of the Armed Struggle in Lebanon... Back to the Beginning

We go back to the beginning, to before 1982, that is, to the open war across the borders between Lebanon and occupied Palestine, for a complete review of an experience that all Lebanese people, especially southerners, have lived since the launch of the operations of the Palestinian resistance…

Hezbollah After the War on Gaza, According to Imad Mughnieh 

An audio recording attributed to late Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughnieh, who was assassinated by Israel in a Damascus suburb in 2008, was recently leaked. It differs from all the previous content that was released by the military media. Typically, we do not hear him speak for more…

The Debates of the Armed Struggle from and to South Lebanon

The Hamas Movement’s announcement of establishing the so-called “Vanguards of the Al-Aqsa Flood” in Lebanon has raised concerns among all Lebanese, especially the residents of the South, over the return of the Palestinian armed struggle to the interior via the Lebanese border. The…

The Debate on Armed Struggle, From Outside to the Inside

In his response to my recent article "Gaza and the Wars of Independence", former professor at the Lebanese University Dr. Mohammed Ali Mokalled commented on Palestinian researcher Dr. Yazid Al-Sayegh’s claim that "the Oslo Agreement was a result of the Palestinian national movement’s failure to…