Cutting Off Lebanon Won’t Stem the Captagon Trade
Instead of pushing Beirut to the economic brink, Saudi Arabia should address its own amphetamine addiction.
In 2021, Lebanon Suffered While the World Looked On
Skyrocketing inflation, government corruption, and international apathy defined a country in economic free fall.
Lebanon’s Reformers Trade the Street for the Ballot Box
After 40 years of stasis, some new faces sense a glimmer of hope to change Lebanon’s poisoned politics.
Lebanon Loses a Pillar of Independent Journalism
The Daily Star’s demise is the story of Lebanon, reduced from promising country to failed state.
Hezbollah Has No Choice but Escalation
The Beirut port blast investigation is turning over dangerous stones.
Sectarian Violence Is Lebanese Elites’ Comfort Zone
Open battle broke out in downtown Beirut this week—and the chances for political justice slipped further away.
Lebanon Is Europe’s Most Urgent Challenge
A collapsing state risks creating a catastrophic refugee crisis.
Does Lebanon Finally Have a Government That Can Fix the Mess?
Probably not. But after a year of stalemate, even old faces are better than none.
Hezbollah Is Trying to Be Lebanon’s Savior
As the country’s economic desperation grows, the Shiite sectarian group is promising to provide for anyone in need.
The United States Has No Plan to Save Lebanon
The country’s desperate citizens are increasingly investing their hopes in a U.S. government that has other priorities.
Lebanon Is in Terminal Brain Drain
As the country’s economy goes into free fall, there’s a rush for the exits that could hamstring the country for generations.
Lebanese Mark One-Year Anniversary of Blast With Protests, Rage, and Remembrance
No one has been held accountable for the explosion, even as Lebanon spirals further into economic catastrophe.
Lebanon’s Billionaire Prime Minister Can Only Buy Time
A year after Beirut’s devastating port blast, the country’s political class is desperately trying to avoid a political reckoning.
Beirut’s Port Explosion, One Year Later
Compounding economic and political crises have made for a pyrrhic recovery from the brink. Here’s why.
In Lebanon, the Wheels of Justice Do Not Grind
The Hariri tribunal hasn’t led to a single arrest. Biden should let it expire and help Lebanon in better ways.
No Prime Minister—and No More Hope—for Lebanon
The resignation of Saad Hariri is forcing the country to reckon with just how bad things have gotten.
Lebanon’s Failure Is Partly Macron’s Fault
France developed a plan to save its former colony. It went wrong from the start.
The Lebanese Army Needs Cash
The force is the United States’ best partner in the country, but should Washington pay up?
Lebanon’s Economic Woes Threaten Terrorism Tribunal
Without new funding, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will close next month with little to show for more than a decade of work.