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The Lebanese Canary in the Identity Coal Mine
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The Lebanese Canary in the Identity Coal Mine
August 4, 2021

Lebanese society is built upon identity politics, reflected in a government and constitution with explicit diversity mandates. The obsession with identity politics has crippled Lebanon since its inception, with the explosion that destroyed the port just the latest in a long list of tragedies its citizens have experienced.

Hariri Resigns in Lebanon Amidst New Political Wrangle Between Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah
July 30, 2021

Hariri’s resignation should neither shock us or worry us. It is simply another move in the same game which has been played out since the early 90s.

Hariri Resigns in Lebanon Amidst New Political Wrangle Between Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah
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Macron Is No T. E. Lawrence, but It Is Still the Arab World Which Can Save Him in Lebanon
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Macron Is No T. E. Lawrence, but It Is Still the Arab World Which Can Save Him in Lebanon
November 1, 2020

An inferiority complex linked to Lebanon’s colonial past is responsible for Macron failing in Lebanon. But maybe his rant about Islam might fix that.

Lebanon: Pearl on the New Silk Road or Zone of Dark Age Chaos
August 16, 2020

Matthew Ehret shares an insight which addresses a too-often-overlooked aspect of the role of Lebanon in the Great Game.

Lebanon: Pearl on the New Silk Road or Zone of Dark Age Chaos
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Lebanon Bomb Might Focus the Minds of Regional Powers to Why Lebanon Matters
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Lebanon Bomb Might Focus the Minds of Regional Powers to Why Lebanon Matters
August 10, 2020

The bomb which took 150 lives and wounded over 4000 was a product of 30-years corruption and embezzlement, which gathered momentum in recent years.

Neoliberalism and the Beirut Explosion
August 10, 2020

The Aug. 5 explosion was the coup de grâce, a sign that the damage was irreparable. Beirut was truly and completely broken.

Neoliberalism and the Beirut Explosion
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Beirut Devastated: The New Paradigm May Be Explosive
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Beirut Devastated: The New Paradigm May Be Explosive
August 9, 2020

Was this a bold ‘false flag’ initiative to upturn the strategic status quo in order to destroy Hizbullah’s strategic place in the region?

IMF Talks Collapse in Lebanon. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing as the Last Thing Lebanon Needs Right Now Is Money
July 27, 2020

Talks between IMF officials and politicians broke down recently when it transpired that the latter wanted a ‘brown envelope’ in any aid deal. Don’t blame the politicians though.

IMF Talks Collapse in Lebanon. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing as the Last Thing Lebanon Needs Right Now Is Money
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