Hezbollah's latest efforts to show off its military power may spawn genuine hatred between Shiites and Sunnis in Lebanon. "Things could get a lot worse before they get better," Young says.
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Helpful interview with Michael Young, Opinion Page Editor at the Daily Star, Beirut. He provides helpful information about the relapse of violence in Lebanon, with a focus on possible solutions to what looks like a prolonged crisis with no clear end in sight.
I must disclose that I work for this publication. However, I think Gwertzman's interview of Young, the Daily Star's op-ed editor, is really illuminating. It provides an on-the-ground perspective but also the big picture of Lebanese politics that most reports coming our of Beirut seem to miss. The level of nuance and detail is a bit hard to follow, but it's also necessary, given the complexity of the situation in Beirut.