People’s Budget: How To Reduce Wasteful Spending in the Government Budget Plan

Radical measures are needed to stop unnecessary spending in Lebanon’s public administrations.

Photo of the Broken Chair, a giant wooden sculpture of a three-legged chair. In the background, the entrance to the UN building can be seen. (The Culture Trip | Sean Mowbray)
No one can maim their spirit: On Palestine and the UN’s broken conscience

The Broken Chair in Geneva is a constant reminder of the carelessness of the international community towards those they label “fellow humans.”

Turkish powerships would provide a quick and less costly solution to the Lebanese electricity crisis. (Wisdom Events)
Buying electricity from Turkish ships would quickly solve Lebanon’s crisis

Purchasing electricity from Turkish ships would solve Lebanon’s crisis by quickly generating more energy, saving billions of dollars, and leading to significant economic growth.

Hands of a man counting a stack of 50,000 Lebanese liras in an exchange shop in Beirut
This isn’t Greece: On Lebanon’s fiscal deficit, debt cuts, and reform

The president of the Lebanese Economic Association discusses the fiscal deficit, why the Greek analogy is flawed, media claims of debt restructuring in Lebanon, and the need for reform.

Is Lebanon’s Economy On The Brink Of Collapse?

The anxiety created around a Greek-style national bankruptcy has allowed the ruling politicians and their allies to steer (again) the public debate towards a “crisis management” rhetoric, away from a real discussion on accountability and responsibility for what got us into this.

“Thank You Soma”: Paying tribute to all domestic workers raising children in the Arab World.

A documentary that humanizes the domestic worker who play a very big role in our households and family.

Academia For the Elite: Can We Really Afford Education?

The crisis is two-fold.

Capharnaüm: The Limits of Liberal Thought

Without showing what constitutes poverty — a socio-economic necessity within an unfair economic model — the end result is a problematic and flawed depiction.

John McCain: Why are Democrats simpering over a corrupt war criminal?

At every turn, he vigorously opposed progress and human rights. Why would the Democrats praise someone who fought against the very principles they stand for?

Stepping Up Surveillance in a World of Uncertainties: Intelligence to Preserve Liberties

The fear that these capabilities may lead to the detention of law-abiding citizens is quite acute and more amplified in the Middle East than the case in Europe or the United States.