To survive its ongoing financial crisis, Lebanon needs a new economic system that addresses massive income inequality. Paired with political and institutional reform, tax reform can help.
By pushing economic liberalization in the Middle East without requiring transparency and fighting corruption, international donors have allowed the region’s elites to hog power and resources. The result is a combustible mix of anger and disillusionment.
Twenty years on, a film by Lebanese director Jean Chamoun remains as relevant as ever.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, researchers have had to find alternative ways of getting information.
University students around Lebanon are voting for candidates who oppose the country’s sectarian establishment parties.
Giving women greater leadership roles might be the antidote to Lebanon’s governing crisis.
On Lebanon’s Independence Day, the question has meaning for a population whose leaders are masters of the meaningless.
In an interview, Sevak Khatchadorian discusses how Armenians in the Arab world reacted to the Nagorno-Karabakh war.
While Lebanon's ruling elite continues to delay the formation of a new cabinet under Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, French President Emmanuel Macron is growing impatient as he watches his initiative and timeline for reforms crumble.