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“Not in Our Name:” Lebanese Intellectuals Condemn Anti-Syrian Campaign

“We, who work in the fields of literature, journalism, art, and education, disavow the campaign…

Tourism Booms in Crisis-Hit Lebanon

As the banking sector has collapsed, does Lebanon really think it can survive and recover…

Syria: “Captagon Diplomacy” and the “Barrel – Chainsaw Embrace”

The only Saudi concern in the current talks with Syria seems to halt the influx…

20 Years Since The Fall of the Idol: Hello Baghdad!

Saddam Hussein established his power base not only through repression, but also through representation. Statues…

Iran: Is There Life after “Woman, Life, Freedom”?

Iran has a long history of feminist struggle. From Tahereh Qurrat al-Ayn, who took off…

Meat Grinder: The Battle for Bakhmut

As Russia and Ukraine are locked in a gruesome war of attrition in Bakhmut, the…

Emirati Normalization of Syria is Halal!

Accusations of treason follow anyone who engages with the Emirates, as they “normalized” relations with…

Iran-Saudi Pact: A Delusion Made in China 

“We will have some fun while waiting for the agreement to fall apart and the…

Cemetery No. 901: The Tragedy that Hit the Haj Bakri Family

So far, thirty of my relatives have died. All of them are buried in an…

Lebanon: How Stephanie, Nada and Anna Turned Against Banker Riad Salameh

As Lebanon’s political elite continues to protect Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, the many women…

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