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I still remember that beautiful summer night in the early 2000s; Downtown Beirut was just buzzing with a massive amount of residents, expats and tourists who went out every evening to enjoy fine-dining, shopping,

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The end of the Arabs and the fall of Arabism

Syria The end of the Arabs and the fall of Arabism Egypt

I hesitated a bit before choosing this dramatic title for my article. My hesitation was due perhaps, first, to my hope that I may be mistaken; and, second, I did not want to seem like I was copying Francis Fukuyama’s thesis in his book, The End of History and the Last Man, which he had to reconsider.

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Moving beyond street protests: Building social accountability in the Arab world

egypt ميدان التحرير Moving beyond street protests Building social accountability in the Arab world

At the heart of the upheavals that swept across the Middle East region during the Arab Spring was the call for more transparent, fair and accountable government.

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Syrian Crisis: Seeing Conflict Through Art

Syrian Crisis Seeing Conflict Through Art Omran Mohammad

After 3 years of war, themes of fragmentation, fatigue, and bloodshed all come across in the work of Syrian artists currently being exhibited at the World Bank.

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Has Iran prevented the Syrian regime's collapse?

syria lebanon hizballah حزب الله جاء لانقاذ بشار الأسد فسقط في  الثقب الأسود لحرب سوريا

When dealing with the region’s countries and the U.S., Iran acts like it won the war in Syria - the war which the Syrian regime launched against its people. Is such a behavior appropriate and is there anything to justify it?

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Lebanon’s hijacked presidency
Lebanon Politics

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In an atmosphere of illusions, hopes and the calculations of defeat and victory, the presidency of Lebanon remains vacant.

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Lebanon: Before and after the assassination of Rafiq Hariri
Lebanon Politics

Lebanon Before and after the assassination of Rafiq Hariri

Nine years on, the question remains: Why was Rafiq Hariri assassinated?

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MENA youth refuse to step down despite setbacks

MENA youth refuse to step down despite setbacks

The glow of the Arab Spring wore off in the media a while ago. Violence, internal division and widespread frustration have replaced the hopeful scenes of youth standing up to demand change.

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UK: Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the British role
Syria Politics

Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the British role

As British politicians debated the relative merits of taking in Syrian refugees, I was accompanying two members of Parliament around Syrian refugee communities in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

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Lebanon, Syria, Yemen - The Arab region has reached the point of no return

Yemen the Shiite Houthis

It is becoming clear that it is pointless to keep dealing with crises of coexistence in the Mashreq as though they were individual cases. There is only one big picture, albeit with many smaller details.

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Can MENA Break the Vicious Cycle of Low Growth and Political Instability?

Can MENA Break the Vicious Cycle of Low Growth and Political Instability

Egypt’s Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail announced last week that spending on petroleum subsidies is expected to increase by 10 percent in the current fiscal year ending June 2014.

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Lebanon is a booby-trapped mailbox

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah did not wait long to accuse “Israeli spies” of responsibility for the twin explosions outside the Iranian embassy in the Bir Hassan neighborhood of southern Beirut. Al-Qaeda affiliated groups did not wait long to claim responsibility for the attack.

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Lebanon pays the price of national fanaticism
The Lebanese have been known since ancient times for their love of adventure, sailing to and living in faraway countries in search of success.
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