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Trump and the Media are Responsible for A Politicized Youth

The news has created a simpler way of discussing global matters which allows the youth –and Donald Trump– to understand politics.

Mariam and her family, refugees in Lebanon. (Mercy Corps | Corinna Robbins)
Propagating a Hostile Narrative towards Syrian refugees is more harmful than helpful to the Lebanese economy

Lebanese politicians have taken Syrian refugees as the scapegoat for all the political, economic, social & environmental turmoil that predate their arrival. 

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi passed away Monday after collapsing during a court hearing. (Sean Gallup | Getty Images)
Mohammad Morsi in life and death mirrors wider Arab agonies

Mohammad Morsi was much more significant than being a legitimately-elected president who was overthrown. His life and death tell a bigger Arab tale.

Lebanese veterans strike in opposition of the new austerity measures taken by the Lebanese political class. (People's Dispatch)
How the Lebanese Political Class Frames the Economy

The debate on austerity measures is heating up, and the positions of different Lebanese political forces are questionable.

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.