After Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990, it began rapidly expanding the public debt. This debt has exacerbated widening socioeconomic inequalities, now threatening the country’s stability.
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In an interview, Joseph Daher says the Syrian reconstruction approach is impoverishing an exhausted population.
The U.S. has been pliant, if not complicit, in Israel’s efforts to annex large parts of the West Bank.
Countries are forcibly sending Syrians back home, though their country remains highly insecure.
What trends should we be watching to better assess the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the decades ahead?
The Islamist political party Ennahda has decided to focus on politics over preaching. This shift has forced it to rebuild its legitimacy on argument rather than religion.
In the aftermath of Syria's civil war, Bashar al-Assad's regime has deepened its neoliberal economic approach. This is heightening the inequality that led to war in the first place.
Lebanon is increasingly finding itself in the crosshairs of the United States’ and Israel’s efforts to contain Iran.
Albukamal and Qaim lie on a Syrian-Iraqi boundary that has had regional implications for decades.