Posts Tagged “Ghassan Rubeiz”

Lebanon’s crisis calls for radical local reforms and a revised US Mideast policy

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Lebanon’s crisis calls for radical local reforms and a revised US Mideast policy

Lebanon’s crisis calls for radical local reforms and a revised US Mideast policy By Ghassan Micel Rubeiz When my friends in the US ask me to explain what is happening in Lebanon, I talk about how rampant corruption is, how emotionally dichotomized society is, how the national debt has grown out of control, how much…

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UAE-Israel normalization is not a breakthrough in peace making

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UAE-Israel normalization is not a breakthrough in peace making

UAE-Israel normalization is not a breakthrough in peace making By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Addressing the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirate and Israel on August 13 as a “Mideast peace breakthrough” is a stark exaggeration. For Palestinians, Western media’s perspective is false and provocative; it feels like the world community denies that…

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Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah

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Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah

Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The uprising is not about Hezbollah’s dominant role in Lebanon, and it should not be; it is largely about corrupt domestic politics. But the attitude of Hezbollah- locally know as The Resistance- toward real reform may either help or derail…

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A version of Arab Spring impacts Saudis

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A version of Arab Spring impacts Saudis

A version of Arab Spring impacts Saudis By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz If Saudi Arabia is seeking “serious” political and social reform, it may be an indication that the Arab Spring is still active. For those who may have forgotten about the serial street uprisings, it is fair to say that the 2011 and 2012 events…

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