Movie Review: The Post

The Post raises some interesting points that discuss the importance of a free press in a healthy democracy; and clearly draws  parallels between the Nixon and Trump administrations.

Book Launch: “Precarious Imaginaries of Beirut: A City’s Suspended Now”

Many describe Beirut as a “resurrected city” that has resurged from the ashes of a.

“Beirut”: Fact, Fiction or Hollywood

Whenever a trailer comes out and I hear people’s responses, I’m usually the guy that.

Promised oil wealth stashed into Lebanese sovereign wealth fund: Who should spend the money?

As state-owned investment vehicles, sovereign wealth funds play an essential role in a country’s political,.

How To Contain Lebanon’s Rising Debt And Improve Government Finances

With a combination of spending streamlining and revenue raising measures, Lebanon can halt the slippage in fiscal finances, and revert into a more solid and sustainable fiscal position.

Iran’s Protests: Reclaiming the Revolution

To many nations, the 28th of December marked nothing  more than a year approaching its.

Poverty and Living Standards in Iran After the Nuclear Deal

The current protests in Iran could be attributed to joblessness and unfulfilled economic expectations, but not necessarily to high poverty.

Will The Lebanese Lira Crumble in 2018?

The risks of collapse for Lebanon’s national currency evaluated in 7 key points by one of Lebanon top macro economists.

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.

Demographic and Social Origins of the Iranian Uprisings

In 2015/16, a shocking 31% of men and 53% of women aged 18-29 were unemployed, compared to 20% and 19% in 1997.  More importantly, the pain of this worsening situation is increasingly felt by older age groups.  Entire families are affected when their young men and women are unable to find employment, housing, and form a family.