Lebanon won’t fall like Mosul

Lebanon awoke on August 2, 2014 to the “invasion” of Lebanese territories in the rugged outskirts of Arsal, eastern of the Bekaa valley along the Syria borders. Violent clashes swept the region as a Sunni extremist uprising tried to take over Lebanon. Dozens from the military were killed, others captured, and civilians taken hostages. An […]

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Will ISIS Unite the Lebanese?

The current political stalemate and terrorist events crippling Lebanon push once more the country into a deeper fragile state. The Syrian conflict, the uncontrollable spread of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq, and the recent threats of ISIS to Lebanon are all instilling more fear causing people to wonder whether ISIS […]

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Humaniti–ed (past humanity)

Even the saddest circumstances put things into perspectives. We all have dire events that occupy our daily feed And suddenly we’re no longer preoccupied by what matters, But we kill ourselves with what is – even if unwanted. Besides the daily worries of youth, parents, or business entrepreneurs, Now the main idea is to avoid […]

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Lebanon’s presidency to the Security Council

Member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) until December 31, 2011; its president until May 31, 2010, president of the International Peace and Security body:Lebanon. Although very appealing at heart, such status is not going to bring drastic political changes tothe country; nevertheless it comes at a time of political turmoil where Lebanon can prove to […]

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YES to Secularism, YES to Lebanon

Communities fear their own expansion, each fear the survival of the “others;” although cooperation is today’s mass propaganda and the theoretical aim, it is avoidance and rejection of collaboration the practical action. Religion is the ultimate loyalty and identity of Lebanese and each sect claims its right over Lebanon. Hence, sectarian representation and one’s religious […]

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A Call to War

Solidarity with the Palestinians is unquestionable in Lebanon, if not for political reasons then it is for human rights. Lebanese activists, political scientists and civilians have more than once clearly stated their support of a free, independent Palestinian state. Nevertheless, solidarity and emotions do not shape political strategies. For better or for worse, Lebanon is […]

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Lebanon: justice at the price of peace?

Beirut – In Lebanon, the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on 14 February 2005 remains a mystery. Many expect it to be solved by the UN-sponsored Special Tribunal for Lebanon [STL] in the coming weeks. The nation’s anticipation of the upcoming indictment has been overwhelming in past months as the country faced a […]

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Justice or Peace? The Hariri Assassination and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Abstract The assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri represented a turning point in the modern history of Lebanon. The death of the tycoon, who reshaped Beirut following years of internal strife, has resulted in a major uprising that changed the face of Lebanon and rewrote its history. To many, his death remains a […]

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