Syrian Refugees Find Little Hope in Lebanon’s Election
Lebanon’s large refugee population has long given up on their futures in the country.
Lebanon Has an Opposition Movement Again
A new coalition could check—or even dislodge—Hezbollah and its iron grip.
Lebanon’s Surprisingly Promising Election
After years of political deadlock, the country may be starting to shake off its ruling class.
Can Lebanon’s Elections Pull the Country Out of an Abyss?
On Sunday, Lebanese go to the polls for the first time since their 2019 uprising.
The Islamic State Is Capitalizing on Lebanon’s Economic Collapse
A growing number of Lebanese men are deciding their best hopes lie with jihadis next door.
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.