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Macron, the Gulf, and Islam

We should notice that the French president said nothing about the authoritarian nature of the Abu Dhabi regime, which imprisons and tortures its opponents, about its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen, or about its use of Pegasus spy software.

Iran Outsources War and Rules States by Proxy

Read: A Road Map to End Yemen’s War: An Interview with Abdul Galil ShaifFast-forward to the present day, and Hezbollah is the most powerful military and political faction in Lebanon, controlling several ministries, the main airport in Beirut, and even the country’s primary seaport which was the site of a devastating explosion in 2020, which has led to Hezbollah threatening the judge charged with investigating the tragedy.

Lebanon’s Specter of Civil War

The regional tensions between the Arab Gulf states and Iran have shifted the former’s attention to protecting their home front, especially in Yemen and Iraq, two areas which Iran and its proxies have infiltrated and used as bases to attack foreign and Arab interests.