One year on from its uprising, with much of Beirut in ruins, Lebanon is in the depths of despair. Yet a way forward out the abyss remains possible.
Is it time to leave Lebanon? The question, posed with renewed urgency after Beirut’s port explosion, is as old as the country itself, writes Dr. Sara Mourad, who returned in 2016 after seven years abroad.
It’s never easy to be optimistic about Lebanon, but the uprising of the past week offers a real chance for lasting change—if the protest movement plays its cards well.
How Lebanon’s political and religious elites promote a toxic, bigoted, and often deadly brand of masculinity.
Doha Hassan writes about the details of her adaptation to the new life in her new exile, which she has yet to like and get used to, with her eyes ever fixated on that far away place she was forced to leave.