In Lebanon, the recurring debate around civil marriage highlights the sectarian-patriarchal grip on personal status affairs and the state itself.
Syria and its neighbors all have a vested interest in resuming agricultural trade to increase food security across the region.
Independent parliamentarian Paula Yacoubian discusses the battles worth fighting in Lebanese politics
The crisis in Gaza and possible Israeli policies which could create real change on the ground.
While Assad and his supporters seem close to reconquering Southwestern Syria, stability is far from assured.
With Iran’s deepening engagement in Syria following the expulsion of the Islamic State (IS), the old Iranian-Israeli feud is reigniting.
Saudi Arabia’s recent moves against Hezbollah and the Lebanese government could end up weakening its own allies and further destabilizing the Lebanese political arena.
An eye-opening report on climate change effects in Lebanon reveals the need for government to commit to save tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars over the coming decades, and prevent a further fracturing of society along wealth/poverty lines.
The turmoil in Lebanon seems destined to continue for some time to come. Nabeel Khoury explains Lebanon’s political stalemate, and why neither the protest movement nor the country’s political leaders can fix a failing state.