There are growing links between the various churches of Eastern Christianity, driven by what they see as the threats to Christianity in the Middle.
For years, Hezbollah's popularity across the Arab and Muslim worlds seemed unbreakable but its reputation has taken a dent with its support for Assad in Syria.
Today, Christians living in the Islamic world are marginalized and threatened with persecution. A problematic issue addressed at a conference in Germany.
The Lebanese political analyst and opinion-maker Hazem Saghieh on why democratic modernization has failed to make much headway in Arab countries so far.
More than two decades after the end of the civil war many people in Lebanon think it is still too soon to start trying to make sense of the country's history.
The collection of scholars elaborates five principles for the relationship between rulers and the people.