The Psychology of Corruption: Into the minds of Lebanon’s leaders

What are the psychological theories that explain how Lebanon’s corrupt politicians sleep comfortably at night while everyone else starves?

Harassing refugees harms Lebanon’s COVID-19 efforts

When refugees fear racism, harassment, and the possibility of deportation, they are less likely to.

Understanding who opposes the Amnesty Law and why

The amnesty law has been met with fervent rejection in the streets because it pardons Lebanese people who fled to and collaborated with Israel.

A Lebanese army soldier throws a tear gas canister towards anti-government protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (PHOTO: Bilal Hussein / AP)
The trickle-down of Lebanon’s power-sharing system epitomizes in Tripoli

While the army was meant to maintain Taif’s division of power and address intra-Lebanese violence, it is not perceived as a neutral institution in Tripoli.

Protesters face riot police in Beirut on April 28, 2020. (PHOTO: Patrick Baz / AFP via Getty Images)
Lebanon’s Protests: On Leadership, Decentralization and Hope

Leadership and coordination would be important, not necessarily in a rigid hierarchy, to officially unify the demands of those who seek change.

A homeless man walks past closed shops in Beirut. (PHOTO: Alhurra via REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir) | Public policy intervention article
Public policy intervention: Lack of vision or visionaries?

The extended four-day shutdown in Lebanon reflects subpar public policy-making.

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Europe employs COVID-19 to restrict new migration wave

“European Union member states are co-opting the pandemic to reinforce deadly border policies,” said Haidi Sadik, a spokesperson at Sea-Watch.

Anti-government protester yells at an Internal Security Forces police officer while demonstrating against Lebanon's worsening economic crisis in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Bilal Hussein / AP)
Understanding Lebanon and the IMF as economic discussions begin

Lebanon is looking for over $10 billion from the IMF, but that’s an ambitious figure considering international donors’ distrust in the government.

Protester holding up a sign that reads "In Lebanon, corruption is the basis of rule," outside the Justice Palace in Beirut on 6 November (Middle East Eye via AFP)
How corruption is felt in Lebanon: SDGs, poverty, and human rights

Corruption, a standard that is being revolted against in Lebanon, manifests in different ways that harm the country and its people.

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On the Algerian involvement in the case of fuel oil fraud in Lebanon

This is not the first time that Algerian oil and gas company Sonatrach has been criticized for scandals by Lebanese media.