Author: Dima Farran
The extended four-day shutdown in Lebanon reflects subpar public policy-making.
For Arab countries, the fight against COVID-19 threatens to become an excuse for the crackdown on dissent, the clampdown on freedoms and the abuse of power.
While the overview of Winter On Fire is not to be wholly discredited, it does present the world with a whitewashed version of Ukraine’s Maidan uprising.
Consensual politics has given rise to governments muddled with political rivalries and contradictory agendas, all under the pretext of inclusivity.
Lebanese citizens are demanding change, but not everyone is ready for a secular state. A referendum could help create a unified national identity.