Beirut Blast: Lebanon’s model of consociationalism explodes at the port

The Beirut explosion is an act of terror, one with a collective responsibility that falls on a corrupt sectarian power-sharing system.

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.

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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?