Politics

Occasional Crimes: Violent Episodes Hidden in Lebanon

Occasional Crimes: Violent Episodes Hidden in Lebanon

This report explore a number of episodes connecting Lebanon’s "occasional crimes" and going deeper beneath the "ridiculous" rationalizations to find the real causes...

Winston Churchill the War Criminal

Winston Churchill the War Criminal

Across from the House of Commons stands the powerful statue of Winston Churchill, one of the most prominent British leaders of all time. This British…

When Egypt Was a Safe Haven for Europeans

When Egypt Was a Safe Haven for Europeans

The atrocities of World War II (1939-1945) pushed Europeans to flee their countries, looking for a safe haven until the fighting is over. A country…

"Robust Regimes, Fragile States": the Arab World in the Eyes of Hassan Aourid

"Robust Regimes, Fragile States": the Arab World in the Eyes of Hassan Aourid

"Elections do not create democracy. We will neither have modernity nor citizenship in the absence of a civil state. Our Arab societies cannot be torn…

Lebanon's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections Candidates: Hope or Illusion?

Lebanon's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections Candidates: Hope or Illusion?

The proportional representation system which Lebanon is applying for the first time has spurred a host of young candidates to run for parliamentary elections, scheduled…

15 Detentions Later, Sudanese Activist Amal Habbani Is More Tenacious Than Ever

15 Detentions Later, Sudanese Activist Amal Habbani Is More Tenacious Than Ever

"It was not the first time, but it was the most brutal," said Amal Habbani commenting on her recent month-long detention. It was the 15th…