Posts Tagged “Hezbollah”

The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance

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The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance

The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz A popular uprising forced the resignation of the Lebanese prime minister and his cabinet last October. But a strong self-serving government and a very unpopular parliament are still operating with full force. The uprising has a long way to go to achieve its…

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Regime not listening to the people and future of Lebanon at crossroad

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Regime not listening to the people and future of Lebanon at crossroad

Regime not listening to the people and future of Lebanon at crossroad The sociopolitical situation in Lebanon deteriorates. A sign of hope is the resilience of the October 17 uprising.  Public protest against the government’s corruption is unprecedented. Led by women and young adults, the uprising is authentic, effective and peaceful.  The central question is…

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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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US Institute for Peace to detail Syria Report Sept. 26

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US Institute for Peace to detail Syria Report Sept. 26

US Institute for Peace to detail Syria Report Sept. 26 Congress directed the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) to facilitate the bipartisan Syria Study Group (SSG) to examine the current state of the conflict and make recommendations on the military and diplomatic strategy of the United States going forward. To present the SSG’s final…

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Iran’s extremism is empowered by Palestinian suffering

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Iran’s extremism is empowered by Palestinian suffering

Iran’s extremism is empowered by Palestinian suffering By Ray Hanania This column I wrote in the Arab News examines one of the main factors that empower Iran. Israel’s refusal to make peace and America’s support of Israel’s extremist government. Americans like outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, one of the most despicable human beings on…

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Precarious times for Lebanon

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Precarious times for Lebanon

Precarious times for Lebanon By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The situation in Lebanon is worrisome.  Since May, political impasse persists as the prime minister-designate fails to form a cabinet. The economy worsens; national debt soars: over 150 % of GDP; badly needed international aid is postponed due to instability. A more important threat to this weak…

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