With another prime minister gone and Hezbollah blocking the effort to end sectarian government, the people of Lebanon continue to bear a terrible price for the failures of political leadership.
The absolute control of media space in most Arab states effectively smothers freedom of expression and silences critics and opponents.
Arab Digest · Macron In MENA
More than a month after the Beirut harbour explosion, Lebanon struggles to find hope and a way forward.
In response to the port explosion donor countries are bypassing the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab.
A massive explosion devastates Beirut; Israel denies any involvement. We also circulate below a transcript of last Friday’s podcast “The tactics of terror: ISIS and Al Qaeda in Yemen”.
A key ministerial resignation, a Covid-19 upsurge, an economy headed to ruin and a middle class slamming headfirst into poverty: Lebanon’s disaster unfolds.
Summary: when set against today’s reality a snapshot of MENA in July 2000 proves a grim comparison. So are there any grounds for hope and optimism?
With Lebanon staring into an economic abyss, the Americans and the Emiratis apply pressure and make demands that the Lebanese cannot possibly fulfil.
Arab Digest · The Influencers