Author: Karim Saffiedine

Lebanese musician and singer Marcel Khalife opening the 2019 Baalbeck International Festival. (EPA)
The Politics Behind Marcel Khalife Skipping The National Anthem And The Public’s Reaction

In response to his critics, Marcel Khalife released a statement protesting the situation the country is in because of the current political leadership.

Lebanese University student protests the government's austerity measures. (Facebook / تكتّل طلاّب الجامعة اللبنانية)
Here’s How (And Why) Sectarian Politics Suppressed the Lebanese University Strike

The LU strike saw independent movements finding a space of resistance & members of sectarian parties putting their needs ahead of party loyalty.

Lebanese veterans strike in opposition of the new austerity measures taken by the Lebanese political class. (People's Dispatch)
How the Lebanese Political Class Frames the Economy

The debate on austerity measures is heating up, and the positions of different Lebanese political forces are questionable.

AUB Secular Club Hosts an Event on the Lebanese Economy: Different Points of View

The discussion revealed a general consensus on the state’s dysfunction and the persistent issue of a regime struggling since the Civil War.

Lebanese youth network demands student contract to safeguard rights

The final objective, and in the context of the upcoming elections, is to reach out to the Ministry of Education and demand that the state regulates and monitors the performance of private and public institutions of higher education.

Lebanon’s Budget: Between Fraudulent Expenses and Nepotism

To get a better understand these issues, we ought to carefully examine the 2017 state budget endorsed by the parliament in October.

Civil Society Organizations in Lebanon: Little Space for Refugee Advocacy?

Civil society in Lebanon has taken different forms and passed through various phases. It includes.