Kevin Lees

Ariel Sharon’s Most Enduring Legacy: The Emergence of Hezbollah
January 11, 2014

Forget the monumental Gaza withdrawal in 2005.Forget his creation of Kadima in 2005 as a new centrist force in Israeli politics.Forget the infamous 2000 Temple Mount visit that may have sparked the Second Intifada.

The Murder Capital of the World Won't Debate Gun Control
Honduras has a gun problem, but its presidential candidates won't discuss it
November 19, 2013

It's election season in the murder capital of the world. And presidential candidates won't even discuss guns.

Venezuela's Controversial Election Results Are Only the Start of Its Troubles
April 15, 2013

CARACAS, Venezuela — The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez always had superb political timing. His initial election in 1998 coincided with the lowest oil prices in decades, and he rode a steady rise in prices to a nearly impregnable, petrodollar-