Historical revisionism: Consociational politics is a governance flaw

Consensual politics has given rise to governments muddled with political rivalries and contradictory agendas, all under the pretext of inclusivity.

Hezbollah and Lebanon’s 2019 Revolution

“We don’t accept the fall of the mandate, nor do we support the resignation of the Cabinet and early parliamentary elections in these circumstances.”

Beirut, Lebanon. (Karl Bou-Rjeily)
Revolution in the Neoliberal Wilderness

On a revolutionary event without revolutionary subjects, the reconfiguration of Lebanese capitalism, and the hydra-like Lebanese ruling oligarchy.

Lebanese protest from October 21 (Firas El Khoury)
The 18 October Revolution: Moving Forward in Lebanon

Protesting crowds in Lebanon need to start advancing realistic demands and mobilizing further than leaderless indignation.

Shot from the Jbeil protests in Lebanon. (Eva Mahfouz)
Lebanon Protests: The End of the Longstanding Resilience?

Both celebrated and cursed, the Lebanese resilience –or capacity to endure the toughest of situations.

Protest in Lebanon following the death of prominent political journalist Samir Kassir in 2005. Since 1992, nine journalists have been killed in Lebanon.(Ramzi Haidar | Getty Images)
Exiled Journalists in Lebanon Usually Fear For Their Safety And Seek Refuge Elsewhere

“I do not feel safe here. After receiving too many threats on social media or over the phone, I stopped publishing.”

Panel discussion at the first Refugees=Partners conference. (Refugees=Partners)
Refugees=Partners: Better refugee policies can benefit both Syrians and Lebanese host communities

That’s not all: Syrian refugees are actually filling some of the gaps in the Lebanese economy, as opposed to competing with the Lebanese workforce.

Lebanese actor Ziad Itani being carried after his release in 2018. (AP Photo | Hussein Malla)
Ziad Itani, Lebanon’s torture epidemic and its frail courts

In his harrowing testimony, Ziad Itani said he was hung by his wrists for hours, kicked in the face enough to damage his teeth, and threatened with rape.

Protesting the Bisri Dam (ejatlas.org)
The Bisri Dam Project in Lebanon is a “Ticking Atomic Bomb”

Despite the benefits that the CDR is promising from the Bisri Dam project, environmental activists are not convinced and for good reason.

Is Law No. 81 Threatening Your Information Security?

With or without your knowledge and consent, your entire history might actually be accessible by your government officials.