Asia Times provides a detailed description of the strategic outcome of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. It is a sobering account of how prepared Hezbollah were for Israel’s offensive.
Tom Engelhardt does an excellent job summarising the current state of Iraq. It’s sobering picture that any decent journalist at the NYT, Time or Newsweek should be able to draw also, but do not. If you want a concise snapshot of the state of the civil war in Iraq, this is one of the best.