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All articles by Nicholas Blanford
After Putin's surprise pullout, ball suddenly back in Syria's court
Could Saudi pressure tip Lebanon's political balance?
Will lifting of nuclear sanctions on Iran help cash-strapped Hezbollah?
Syrian war: It took time, but Russia was game-changer for Assad
Starvation in Madaya: How Hezbollah role in siege could hurt it in Lebanon
Christmas in Lebanon: Palestinian refugees extend hand to Syrians
Can bitter rivals, both sons of murdered fathers, move Lebanon forward?
To avenge or not? At funeral in Bekaa Valley, it's not really a question.
In Islamic State's global reach, new risks for jihadists – and the West
In Beirut bombing aftermath, many ask why IS didn't strike earlier
Syria talks: Has Russian intervention made situation more clear? (+video)
Could a Hezbollah offensive test Russia-Iran alliance in Syria?
Buoyed by Russia and Iran, Syria seeks to reclaim ground. But then what?
Syria in crisis: The main parties to the conflict
Is Syria's long war wearing down key Assad backer Hezbollah?
Syrian cease-fire: Another try at pragmatism in three besieged towns
Russia and Iran both propping up Assad. A balancing act?
Why Russia has boosted its military presence in Syria now
Lebanon's garbage crisis: Can activists move beyond trash to politics? (+video)
Did Saudis nab mastermind of 1996 terror attack on US forces?
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