Have Syrian war and refugee crisis highlighted existing problems in Lebanon?

With more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, compounded with other refugee communities, Lebanon is the country with the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide.

He was the best in his class. 17-year old Syrian Hozaifa is now paraplegic after bombing and lives as refugee in Beqaa, Lebanon. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Russia: What kind of approach the EU should/will take?

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Does Jabhat al-Nusra split from al-Qaeda and what does it mean?

As Syria’s Nusra Front says it terminates link to al-Qaeda is this basically a PR campaign or do you see something more strategic behind it, how the West and maybe other actors should treat al-Nusra? Read few comments.

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Islamic State is under military pressure. How much does it matter?

According to reports Syrian troops reach edge of Raqqa and there is also push for Fallujjah in Iraq. So it seems that various forces starting to be militarily successful fighting ISIS But in your opinion how important are those military successes in a broader context (political, societal) of struggle against ISIS? Read few comments.

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America said Russia about its special forces in Syria. Is it safe?

The United States has told Russia broad areas in which U.S. special forces are operating in Syria and asked them not to strike there. How usual or unusual do you find this move. are Russians to be trusted not to strike, not to share this info with other players in the Syrian conflict? Read few comments.

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Merkel’s no-fly zone in Syria. What does it mean?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for establishing a no-fly zone in Syria which is very much connected with the problem of refugee crisis. How do you see the role of Europe in Syrian conflict, what could, should EU do? Read few comments.

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Syria talks: Some progress or just wishful thinking?

Maybe surprisingly, but the powers agreed on transition period that should lead to elections in Syria. Still many uncertainties, but it seem there is a progress. How do you read this, what are the biggest obstacles on the way out of Syrian conflict, maybe also when we take into account what just happened in Paris? Read few comments.

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