Analysis Hezbollah Sparking Mini-civil War in Lebanon, and Only Iran Can Stop It

Hassan Nasrallah's hold in Lebanon hangs in the balance. Hezbollah's fighting in Syria gives Iran an essential role that the West prefers it didn't have.

A mini-civil war has been taking place in Lebanon over the past week. Its focal point is the city of Tripoli, in the area between Jabal Mohsen, home to a Shi'ite majority, and Bab al-Tibbaneh, which has a Sunni majority. To date, 30 people have been killed in this war and some 240 wounded. This isn't a new war - it erupts at varying intensities once...