Lebanese Political Parties and Their Partisans: Reforms and a Renewed Outlook

Lebanese political parties will face challenges in attempting to formulate a proper political discourse several years down the road.

Is Gaza under the belligerent occupation of Israel?

The extent to which Israel has control over Gaza creates a reasonable basis to assume that it amounts to “effective control,” despite the physical absence of the IDF in the Gaza Strip.

Beirut: A Land of Corrupt-unities

The lack of clear accountability mechanisms and unbiased news reporting in Lebanon as a result of clientelism and sectarianism is making the battle against corruption even more complex and difficult to win.

The social network is too big to be hurt by #DeleteFacebook

The platform provides several tools and operates at a low cost, many startups and SMEs heavily rely on Facebook.

On the Importance of Looking

Despite the helplessness and the international community’s failure in stopping the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, continuing to look and refusing to remain silent is still valuable, especially when we consider four factors.

Between Religion and State: Civil marriage remains an elusive goal

Ever since the Ottoman era, civil marriage has been banned due to sectarian and political reasons. This has forced several couples to wed abroad, and then return to Lebanon to register their marriages as “foreign.”

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Movie Review

A slow-moving character driven drama, that manages to captivate through its honest depictions of human nature

Nine Years Later: Will the Lebanese Parliamentary Elections Bring Change

On changes in the political structure, optimistic and pessimistic outlooks, and the potential turning points in the long-overdue parliamentary elections

Lebanon’s Immigration Policies: A Human Rights Violation?

The real problem is that the General Security is the sole authority that elaborates immigration policies, and that regulations are often unpublished, and implemented without any legislative nor judicial oversight.

Why Saad al-Hariri Will Not Get My Vote

The troubled political career of the Prime Minister of Lebanon did not start with the controversy over his trip to Saudi Arabia two months ago.