Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Henri Curiel

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A National Binary Choice

Throughout its recent history as a Republic, Lebanon’s parliamentary elections have been, in essence, a plebiscite premised on a national binary choice, despite their farcical undertones and colorful patterns. What is essential to keep in mind is th...

The Beirut Plot Thickens…….

The investigation into the Beirut Port Blast of August 4th, 2020, has come to a grinding halt through a judicial imbroglio which has, in all but words, rendered the process nugatory. The investigating judge, Tariq Bitar, is reportedly dedicated to h...

A Presidential Battle not a Civil War…

What happened in the streets of Beirut on October 14, right on the demarcation line of the past civil war, was not caused by sectarianism or ideological differences between Shia-Islamist’s militants and Christian-right wingers. What took place was a...

The Hell with Civil Society

The Beirut Port blast of August 4, 2020 was one of the largest explosions in a non-war zone since World War II. Whether it had a Nuclear-like effect, or a Nitrate substance, or some other technical aspect or dimension is of little importance. What i...

The Man who outdid Pétain

In the chronicles of military history, great generals have either died on battlefields or survived and entered the Pantheon of politics. At the time of the ancient Greek city-states King Leonidas of Sparta died at the Battle of Thermopylae. Four Roma...

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