Writing in the dark without electricity, Bissan Fakih recounts the blast that devastated Lebanon's capital one year ago, and charts the country's dizzying collapse into utter dysfunction and despair ever since.
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.
As Trump threatens to turn the army on peaceful demonstrators, Syrian activist and author Leila Al-Shami writes what Americans might learn from Syria’s nine-plus years of revolutionary struggle.
Al-Jumhuriya talks to veteran Lebanese journalist Michael Young about the parallels and distinctions between today’s mass protests in Lebanon and the 2005 “Cedar Revolution.”
A quick English summary of our Arabic news coverage this week.
Remembering the larger-than-life personalities and legacies of Raed Fares and Hammud Junayd, two iconic Syrian democracy activists assassinated Friday.
Syrian democrats are natural allies of the demonstrators currently being gunned down across Iran. May this mark a new chapter in regionwide, cross-sectarian solidarity, says Robin Yassin-Kassab.
Based on her observations and experience of events, Lama Rajeh reflects on the social environment, the history and the brief revolutionary phase of al-Midan neighborhood in Damascus.