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Can Lebanon be Saved?

Can Lebanon be Saved?

August 18, 2020
“Well, we can all agree that the sea took 70 per cent of the blast!” a close Lebanese friend announced to me this week, with intriguing if doubtful science. I had asked him – because I knew the answer…
Lebanon: The Paradise from Hell

Lebanon: The Paradise from Hell

August 15, 2020
In the old days there was no more charming city in the eastern Mediterranean than Beirut. Set on a maritime plain with the mountains rising dramatically behind it, the scenery was magnificent, the cul…
Beirut Tragedy: Down the Rabbit Hole?

Beirut Tragedy: Down the Rabbit Hole?

August 14, 2020
Focus on Beirut for a moment. What did we just witness happening at the port there? The massive explosion that rocked the whole city felt like an attack. And I use the term “felt” for a purpose here. …