Lebanon Working Group

Past Programs and Projects

Lebanon Working Group

In June 2014, we released a study on lessons from past stabilization efforts for U.S. engagement with Syrians affected by the crisis, monitoring the spillover from the war on Lebanon, Jordan, and on the ideological and sectarian tensions in the region. From 2011-2014, Stimson co-chaired the Lebanon Working Group with the U.S. Institute of Peace.


Research and Analysis

September 26, 2014 | EXPERT: Geneive Abdo , EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

This week the Obama administration launched the bombing phase of the U.S. strategy with the goal of destroying the Islamic State.

February 25, 2014 | EXPERT: Mona Yacoubian

The Syrian crisis is rapidly turning into a humanitarian and security nightmare with regional and possibly global implications. The conflict is now firmly entrenched in a military stalemate.

February 7, 2014

Although violence continues across Syria and the first round of the peace talks in Geneva yielded no progress, Syria expert Mona Yacoubian says that diplomacy is complex and negotiations will be "a months-long process." With the next round of talks slated to begin February 10, Yacoubian says that if the Geneva process fails, the UN Security Council might succeed in getting Russia to pressure Damascus to allow humanitarian aid into the country.

July 17, 2013 | EXPERT: Mona Yacoubian

Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, July 17, 2013.

November 17, 2011

A Strategy to Rescue Diplomacy on Syria, February 25, 2014

December 13, 2007 | EXTERNAL: Elena McGovern , EXTERNAL: Emile El-Hokayem

On December 13, 2007, the Stimson Center's Southwest Asia/Gulf Project organized the seminar Towards a More Secure and Stable Lebanon: Prospects for Security Sector Reform.
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