Arab League and Increased Insecurity in Lebanon

In response to the “bleak” political scene in Lebanon, David Schenker at The Washington Institute implores the U.S. to pressure Damascus “to best strengthen its Lebanese allies,” especially considering its support of all of the Arab League sans Libya and Syria. Furthermore, he urges the Bush Administration to capitalize on Arab sentiment toward Syria and “encourage Arab states to boycott — or at least downgrade representation — at the Arab Summit in Damascus in late March,” and more importantly “remain committed to, and be working to maintain international consensus in support of, the international Hariri tribunal.”