The armed takeover of large parts of Beirut and the
Lebanon: Futile Victory
For the third time in less than two years, Beirut has been turned into a battleground, with Hizbollah and the opposition taking over the city. The government and its allies did not engage militarily, managing to avoid civil war and becoming a regional battleﬁeld. The Arab League is now trying to sort things out, highlighting the regional and international dimensions.