When Naim Attallah died recently, few remembered the role he played in one of the Middle East’s worst financial scandals.
On Lebanon’s Independence Day, the question has meaning for a population whose leaders are masters of the meaningless.
Lebanon’s ad hoc approach to its myriad economic shocks will leave scars that are long-lasting.
In Ba‘lbek-Hermel, there was support for the Lebanese uprising until the main Shi‘a parties gained the upper hand.
The response to Lebanon’s protest movement in Zahleh showed sympathy, but within a conservative framework.
Protest actions in Sidon since October 2019 have continued, despite multiple efforts to repress them.
The Nabatieh protestors smashed the notion of a Shi‘a community solidly behind Hezbollah and Amal.