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Oil, money and Hezbollah: What is at stake in the protests in Lebanon?

Oil, money and Hezbollah: What is at stake in the protests in Lebanon?

In early January, Lebanon was rocked by a new wave of protests
Why has everyone forgotten about Lebanon?

Why has everyone forgotten about Lebanon?

About three months ago, when thousands of Lebanese went into the streets demanding systemic change and opposing corruption, they likely never thought that their move would lead the country into a dead end and bankruptcy.
“Internal dynamics” or “external influence” in the Arab world?

“Internal dynamics” or “external influence” in the Arab world?

Two different viewpoints have been prominent in analyzing the weeks of mass protests in Iraq, Lebanon and Algeria...
The Third Hand In The Middle East: How Saudi Arabia and the US manipulate international politics with social media

The Third Hand In The Middle East: How Saudi Arabia and the US manipulate international politics with social media

I warned about the possibility of governments misusing social media resources to spread their influence, point out how the internet could become a weapon in the hands of certain governments ready to use the technology against their populations and their political enemies
Lebanon, will it be revolution?

Lebanon, will it be revolution?

By now word has spread about the hotly contested $6 tax on WhatsApp calls in Lebanon, but are the mass protests really about a tax hike a social media app?