The Lebanese state: Hostage or Iranian lackey? (Makram Rabah, Al Arabiya)

The Lebanese experiment at state building has been one of many ebbs and flows, mired with many complications several of which self-inflicted by the Lebanese themselves.

Lebanon’s Sunni resurgence (Makram Rabah, Al Arabiya)

The Lebanese Sunni community has traditionally acquired a reputation of political timidness, usually preferring to stick to mainstream politics and more often than not shy away from confrontation.

Ballots, bullets and elections in Lebanon (Makram Rabah, Al Arabiya)

The spring season is commonly celebrated by most people as a time for prosperity and glee. However, for the people of Lebanon, particularly the natives of the capital Beirut, the month of May has often been calamitous.