Guterres calls for Hezbollah’s disarmament ahead of UNSC debate

By:  Tovah Lazaroff.The Jerusalem Post, MAY 12, 2020

The Lebanese government and army should ensure the disarmament of Hezbollah, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said as he warned of the dangers of the paramilitary group’s involvement in neighboring Syria in advance …

A Grave Crisis, With No Silver Bullet

By: Amer Bisat, Marcel Cassard, Ishac Diwan.Carnegie, May 11, 2020

With Lebanon facing a severe financial crisis, Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s government has adopted an economic program and requested assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Discussions of the IMF’s involvement in Lebanon have …

Lebanon’s austerity plan offers no real reforms

By: DR. DANIA KOLEILAT KHATIB.Arab News, April, 14, 2020

The Lebanese government this week leaked its long-awaited “reform plan,” which is supposed to form the basis for its negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and international donors. The plan …

Why China Couldn’t Stop Coronavirus

The country’s totalitarian state went into overdrive to fight the outbreak. Why didn’t it work?

By: Chris YorkHuffington post, Feb. 17, 2020

Entire cities on lockdown. Armies of engineers mobilised to build entire hospitals in just days. The Kafkaesque tracking and surveillance …

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Lebanon’s moment of truth has arrived

By: Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib  Arab News, Jan. 21, 2020

Lebanese President Michel Aoun gave ordersto the army and internal security forces to restore order in downtown Beirut at the weekend. This resulted in bloody clashes between protesters …