Let There Be Breaking News And Analysis

Let’s Talk about Sects, Baby!

Middle Eastern pundits often talk about Lebanese sectarianism through a top-down power lens, one that attributes the majority of our faults to the “divide and conquer” technique of our archaic […]

Netanyahu never dies (but should he?)

2018 was, as the Guardian put it, “the year of the autocrat”. No country or continent was safe from populist men concerned with nothing but advancing their own personal interests. […]

Getting Used To War.

Words by Charlotte Rubin and Tracy Jawad When the electricity in the UK goes off (in the rare moments that this happens in “developed” countries), you point out how unusual […]

The Big Bad Arab Wolf.

In Mohammed Bin Salman’s 60 Minutes interview with Norah O’Donnell, the Prince evaded questions about the Kingdom’s commitment to human rights principles by reminding O’Donnell that: “Saudi standards are not […]

Who controls the present, controls the past: History lost and forgotten.

From astrology and science to Mathematics, agriculture and trade, the Middle East harbours the groundworks of many modern Western society’s key institutions. Never mind that the world’s three dominant religions […]

Thinking too much and not forgetting enough.

At some point, everybody wants to leave Lebanon. The capital gets suffocating, so we all leave for our grandparents’ homes in the mountains where the air smells a lot better […]

Let There Be Breaking News And Analysis- An Intro.

This column is dedicated to all things Middle East – whether that be a cultural take on the region or a political commentary of current events. We decided to create […]

Let’s Talk About Sects, Baby!

Middle Eastern pundits often talk about Lebanese sectarianism through a top-down power lens, one that attributes the majority of our faults to the “divide and conquer” technique of our archaic […]