Rami Khouri, Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut
For now Lebanon is at peace again. The spring clash between Hezbollah and government forces ended with a peace agreement signed at Doha. The struggle for primacy continues however, with a new emphasis on the political skills of Hezbollah. In the rest of the Middle East similar political contests are underway as the political evolution of regional governments heats up. Journalist Rami Khouri explains developments.