Is Anyone Surprised by the Barbarism in Palmyra?
A culture that stops reproducing itself stays rooted in the past. This statement concerns the actions of ISIS, in the territory where actually every square foot of land “exudes” history, in two aspects. The first one lies in the sphere where we speak about the past civilizations and monuments left from the distant epochs and […]
Three Reasons to be Concerned about Lebanon
The events surrounding Lebanon in the first two months of 2015 have revealed three things which give cause for alarm regarding the internal political situation in Lebanon. Furthermore they cast doubt on the possibility of successfully mounting an opposition to the arrival of terrorist groups in Lebanon from war-stricken Syria. The first is the Lebanese […]
Lebanese Politics: Feast in a Time of War
In Lebanon, fighting continues in Tripoli. Currently all indications are that this is just another instance of restoring order to the chaotic city, a battle with insurgents and terrorists. As always, the Lebanese army and militants are in opposition, and the population itself of the northern governorates of Lebanon has several versions of who is […]