Lebanon

Lebanon’s summer of pain

Summary: the people of Lebanon have somehow made it through another summer despite being hobbled by a greedy and incompetent caretaker government, ever present sectarian divisions and a compromised judiciary.

Child abuse in the Arab world

Summary: child abuse is a huge problem but social taboos and government indifference means little action is taken; in war zones such as Syria physical and sexual abuse is  a deliberate regime weapon; breaking the taboos, providing sanctuary and support for survivors and arresting, convicting and jailing perpetrators is urgently required.

Arab Digest 2023 summer reads part 2

Summary: our second instalment of great summer reads offers an indepth analysis of the weaponisation of the information space, a powerful personal memoir, an insightful study of how a decade of violence has scarred Libya, a delightful children’s book, a new edition of Helen Lackner’s seminal study of the Yemen war and the republished Sahar Khalifeh classic Wild Thorns.

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