Lebanon’s Political Confrontation Continues as Indictment Remains Sealed

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon delivered its much anticipated indictment regarding the 2005 killing of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and others to Lebanese justice officials yesterday, sealed. The controversy over how the indictment was crafted and whom it may allege played a role in the killing caused the fall of the government last week.

Iraq’s Invisible Refugees

The tragic flight of minorities from central Iraq to the north has not only been a larger crisis than anyone anticipated. It has also created a new, secondary crisis for host communities that governments, donors, and aid agencies are only beginning to figure out how to address.