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MENASource

Jun 16, 2022

Lebanon-Israel maritime border dispute picks up again

By Nicholas Blanford

The arrival of the UK-based Energean, which will begin a drilling operation close to a disputed maritime zone in the eastern Mediterranean, has sparked tensions once more between Israel and Lebanon.

Israel Lebanon

MENASource

May 31, 2022

Lebanon just had an election. Its result? Curb the optimism.

By David Daoud

Lebanon desperately needs genuine economic reforms to even halt its ongoing collapse. Political reform is a necessary precondition to establishing a sustainable economy. Neither are more likely today than under the previous parliament.

Elections Lebanon

In the News

May 17, 2022

Khoury joins CGTN to discuss the political impacts of Lebanon’s election results and Hezbollah losses

By Atlantic Council

Corruption Democratic Transitions

In the News

May 17, 2022

Daoud quoted in The Times of Israel on Hezbollah’s losses in Lebanese elections

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

In the News

May 9, 2022

Blanford quoted in France24 on the implications of expat Lebanese votes for parliamentary elections

By Atlantic Council

Corruption Democratic Transitions

In the News

May 5, 2022

Brahimi in Carnegie Middle East Center: The Lebanese Armed Forces and its leadership have taken a conscious decision to give women much more important roles

By Atlantic Council

Civil Society Human Rights

MENASource

Apr 29, 2022

Lebanon has a parliamentary election next month. The Lebanese are eyeing it with apathy and cynicism. 

By Nicholas Blanford

Most Lebanese believe that those politicians who created the financial disaster in the first place lack the will and ability to implement sector-wide reforms.

Elections Lebanon

In the News

Apr 27, 2022

Daoud in Times of Israel: Can Lebanon be neutral on the Arab-Israeli conflict?

By Atlantic Council

Conflict International Norms

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Feb 16, 2022

Energy and geopolitics in the Eastern Mediterranean

By Charles Ellinas

Fossil fuel development in the Eastern Mediterranean is both laden with promise and fraught with tension. Member states of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) have established joint ventures for exploration and drilling, pipeline building, and LNG export across the region, creating an international web of proposed infrastructure to tap its abundant reserves. But Turkey […]

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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Feb 10, 2022

Pavia and Pelayo in Al Arabiya: Colombia is tackling the threat of Hezbollah in South America

By Atlantic Council

Colombia Conflict

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