On the 80th anniversary of Lebanon’s independence, Paris must end its foreign policy of cultivating Lebanese political factionalism.
Lebanon cannot afford a war with no end game, and neither can the world.
Lebanon is four years into one of the worst financial crises in modern history, and in that time the country’s powerbrokers – the politicians, bankers and sectarian leaders – have been actively taking steps to speed the country’s descent into the abyss. To be clear: Lebanon’s dissolution will...
Electricity crisis set to worsen as caretaker energy minister stifles long awaited reforms.
Lebanon’s cabinet violates constitution to protect banking elite.
The Lebanese have known since at least the 1960s that the banks run the country, but we have known this in the abstract. We have used the vague pronoun hineh, ‘them’, to describe these de factor rulers. But Lebanon is not ‘theirs’ and ‘they’ have a name, a face, bank accounts, and registered...
Recent $150 million World Bank loan another step into the debt abyss without long-term food security strategy.
Lebanon amends banking secrecy law to appease the IMF but leaves loopholes to protect politico-banking elite.
Lebanon’s bank hold ups are the result of lawlessness created by banks, not desperate depositors.
The ongoing financial crisis is eroding the capacity for Lebanon’s most essential services to operate, risking new depths in the humanitarian crisis.
By kicking the can down the road on comprehensive reform, the 2022 budget is just another power grab by the establishment.
Accountability For The Beirut Blast Is A Necessary Step Towards Closing Lebanon’s Open Wounds
As a minority, opposition MPs must take a strategic approach to cement their legitimacy and start to make real change in the country.
Regardless of the election results, the progressive opposition movement needs to follow a clear set of economic principles to take to the people, and the IMF.