"Hizballah has acquired enough confidence and prestige to become more than just a pawn for Syria to manipulate. Today, for strategic and ideological motives, Syria is more pro-Hizballah than Hizballah is pro-Syria" writes Emile El-Hokayem in the Washington Quarterly.
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Does this mean Syria is a busted flush in terms of negotiating value?
To read Jihad Al-Khazen in the Hayat, you wouldn't think so. "The President...said "Our kind of relation with the Lebanese is consultation and exchange of opinion, not interference…we did not boycott Lebanon for a single day. The Lebanese come to us on a daily basis".
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