Lebanon’s Halloween Government January 23, 2020
Protesters are right—the extent to which the country’s new cabinet brings it closer to Iran is spooky.
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Resolving Lebanon’s financial crisis – Jad Khallouf * January 22, 2020
Lebanese resilience is severely tested by the ongoing financial crisis. Economic and social costs are overwhelming, small businesses and jobs have disappeared, while poverty has spiraled out of…
Living Conditions Suffocate the Lebanese, Exacerbate their Suffering January 11, 2020 A series of crises have hit the Lebanese since the start of the new year, the most severe of which was perhaps more electricity rationing in most areas. No less important is the rationing of water and gas necessary for heating for a large part of the
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Lebanon’s Perfect Storm by Ishac Diwan – Project Syndicate January 9, 2020
After years of maintaining a dysfunctional political economy based on sectarianism and rentierism, Lebanon’s ruling elites are being confronted with simultaneous financial, economic, and political crises. The question now is how they respond to a reformist movement demanding fundamental change, including a new political settlement.
Lebanon’s Perfect Storm by Ishac Diwan Project Syndicate
Entre les Libanais et leurs banques, la confiance est presque définitivement rompue January 6, 2020 Les articles publiés par Libnanews, le média citoyen du Liban
Alors que se multiplient sur les réseaux sociaux des vidéos montrant des épargnants libanais souhaitant retirer une partie de leurs argents faisant face au refus des établissements boursiers, on ne peut que noter qu’entre les Libanais et leurs banques, la confiance est presque définitivement rompue. La ...
A Government of Masks and a Hunger Revolution | Asharq AL-awsat December 29, 2019 Finally, the end of the catastrophic race. Who gets there first in Lebanon? A technocratic government pulled out of the hats of political wizards and “Your orders, sir”? Or an economic and livelihoods crisis that could bring a storm that destroys the
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The imminent failure of Lebanon’s new prime minister – Al Jazeera English December 25, 2019
The imminent failure of Lebanon’s new prime minister Al Jazeera English
Lebanon heads for meltdown as protesters keep returning to streets The Guardian
In next phase of demonstrations, Lebanon protesters are wielding the ultimate weapon Haaretz
Heavy clashes erupt near Lebanon’s central bank – Xinhua | English.news.cn Xinhua
US ‘unclear’ on whether Lebanon’s designated Prime Minister can form a government The National
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Is Lebanon Becoming A Real Nation? December 24, 2019 Amir Asmar is a Department of Defense analyst and CFR’s national intelligence fellow. Throughout his intelligence career, his primary area of focus h…
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Il ne faut pas perdre espoir. La révolution et la crise économique vont probablement provoquer un changement fondamental du système qui souffre de nombreux maux, dont la corruption, le gaspillage et l’impunité. – Camille Abousleiman
The more current politicians speak, the more they keep putting their feet in their mouths. ALL of them are muttering absurdities and rendering themselves irrelevant.
Lebanon had dishonest and incompetent politicians and ministers for decades. Now it needs honest and competent ones, asap.
The current politicians and the President are in a state of denial. They refuse to see the reality on the ground.
In most democracies, politicians come and go. Only in Lebanon, they cling to power for generations, and take their positions as lifetime rights.