Overview of ‘Post-Conflict Reconstruction’ Discussion at the Carnegie Middle East Center

A discussion on the meaning of “reconstruction”, its implications, and the overall outlook on Syria, Libya, and Iraq

(Haigazian University)
A seminar on Challenges of Reforming Lebanon’s Public Administration at Haigazian University

On the sectarian politicization of appointments to senior positions, reform, and drafting a National Anticorruption Strategy

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.

Protesters demand amendment of Law 293 following women’s deaths

The KAFA protest is particularly significant in the context of the upcoming parliamentary elections, with many signs stating that their bearers will not be voting for “patriarchal ideology.”

Secularism and Lebanese Politics: A Marriage Proposal Based on Empty Vows

Secularism as an ideology collides with various aspects of the existing sectarian order of Lebanon.

#StopTheBurning: Lebanese Residents’ Lives at Risk

Human Rights Watch has released a campaign advocating for a major switch up in Lebanon’s.

“Beirut”: Fact, Fiction or Hollywood

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

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.

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.