Instances of excessive and potentially lethal force by Lebanese security forces against anti-government protestors have increased in recent months, including the use of live ammunition.
In Lebanon, spatial inequality is deepening amid the economic, financial, and political crises. To level out regional disparities, the Lebanese government should pursue these redistribution policies.
In Ba‘lbek-Hermel, there was support for the Lebanese uprising until the main Shi‘a parties gained the upper hand.
The much-vaunted announcement that Bahrain will normalize relations with Israel, hot on the heels of the United Arab Emirates, has been greeted with excitement in Western foreign policy circles. But true stability in the region is a long way off.
In an interview, Marwan Muasher discusses the latest developments in the agreement between the UAE and Israel.
The response to Lebanon’s protest movement in Zahleh showed sympathy, but within a conservative framework.
In an interview, Lyna Comaty talks about Lebanon’s wartime disappeared and the difficulties faced by their families.
Protest actions in Sidon since October 2019 have continued, despite multiple efforts to repress them.
Following the August Beirut port explosion, the Lebanese Armed Forces must rebuild trust with the civilian population. The LAF can serve as a critical pillar in Lebanese government efforts to strengthen national security and identity in the midst of the crisis, in light of security sector assistance from the United States and other Western partners.
The Nabatieh protestors smashed the notion of a Shi‘a community solidly behind Hezbollah and Amal.