February 11, 2020 | Security forces fire tear gas and water cannon to break up protesters near Parliament (France 24 / AFP) | pax-Syriana policy article
Lebanon’s new political formula takes the country back to pax-Syriana

The new ministerial make-up and policy statement formula take the country not only back to October 16, but even prior to 2005.

Arrests in Time of Revolution: Beatings, Harassment, and Torture

In this video, we follow the detailed stories of 3 protesters from the moment they.

Bisri Dam Article - Timour Azhari
German MPs ask government to reject Bisri Dam project

The MPs said the project was an example of the “failed policy” that Lebanese citizens have taken to the streets to oppose.

Global Corruption Barometer from Transparency International
A look at the Global Corruption Barometer results on Lebanon

Corruption, bribery, dissatisfaction, and some hope amidst the chaos.

What the Lebanese people want and deserve

People have waited for too long to give additional chances for those in power to accept piecemeal and sequential reforms. Their economic welfare is no longer separable from their political dignity, especially when insults to their lives –and their intelligence– are perpetrated on a daily basis.

Healthcare provider checks in on patient in Lebanon. (Al-Fanar Media)
Without political ties, healthcare access in Lebanon is more difficult

When access to social services is used as a deliberate strategy by politicians to gain support, healthcare inequalities are exacerbated. 

Revolution of the mind (PHOTO: Ghida Ismail)
Is Lebanon experiencing a revolution of the mind?

Google searches for political, economic, and revolution-related terms in Lebanon have spiked in the past three months, when anti-government protests began.

Designate Prime Minister Hassan Diab meets with President Michel Aoun and Lebanese Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri. (Washington Post) - Lebanese government talks
Hassan Diab forms 20-minister Cabinet

Prime Minister Hassan Diab Tuesday formed a 20-minister government made up mostly of technocrats who.

America Iran graphic by Laudy Issa
Capital, oil, and pistachios: America’s imperial interests in Iran

There are clear economic and imperial incentives for the United States to ramp up its aggression towards Iran.

Activist Nidal Ayoub in front of the Cybercrimes Bureau on January 7, 2020. (PHOTO: Twitter / @SK_Eyes)
Protest activist interrogated by Cybercrimes Bureau

Nidal Ayoub was interrogated by the Cybercrimes Bureau Tuesday on charges including insulting the president and “undermining the prestige of the state.”