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A Puzzling Escalation in the Golan

Jihad Mughnieh appears above in photographs with Qassem Soleimani and Hassan Nasrallah. Jihad Mughniyeh appears above in photographs with Qassem Soleimani and Hassan Nasrallah. Mughniyeh was killed in a strike by an Israeli gunship in the Syrian-controlled portion of the Golan Heights yesterday.  (h/t Firas Maksad)

Revisiting the Dystopia

beirut-2014Last year around this time, I spent an afternoon imagining what a worst-case scenario would look like for Lebanon in 2014. Here’s an excerpt to jog your memory: