Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the presidential palace in Baabda after the fomation of the new government in January 2019. (AP/Hussein Malla)
People’s Budget: On The Separation of Politics from Economics and Wealth Production

The condition that Lebanon falls into is a product of a historical process that separated politics from economics through bureaucracy and technocracy.

People’s Budget: How To Reduce Wasteful Spending in the Government Budget Plan

Radical measures are needed to stop unnecessary spending in Lebanon’s public administrations.

Political parties shame rape victims but still preach women empowerment in Lebanon

A recent post from the Free Patriotic Movement shamed women for being victims of rape, reflecting a wider issue of female empowerment in political parties.

John McCain: Why are Democrats simpering over a corrupt war criminal?

At every turn, he vigorously opposed progress and human rights. Why would the Democrats praise someone who fought against the very principles they stand for?

Stepping Up Surveillance in a World of Uncertainties: Intelligence to Preserve Liberties

The fear that these capabilities may lead to the detention of law-abiding citizens is quite acute and more amplified in the Middle East than the case in Europe or the United States.

The Role of Middle Eastern States: Elites, Interests and Policies

This international move to encourage countries to privatize what were once state-owned industries, or at least decrease their investment in such sectors, clearly impacted the livelihoods of thousands of middle class individuals in countries like Lebanon and Egypt.

This aching ghost town

  This ghost town needs not Your sympathy Your needless speeches Your endless hypocritical lingo..

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.

Megaphone, the new media kid playing with the big guns

Megaphone provides “an alternative way of commenting, and analyzing news through fact-checking and in-depth analysis”, especially of topics avoided in the mainstream media, such as LGBTQ+ issues.

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.