Refugee Nation: Lebanon fails to cope with population influx

  Here is a copy of my article and photo-essay for this month’s Al Jazeera’s digital magazine, available for free on iTunes.   People have long fled into and out of Lebanon but the latest refugee surge from neighboring Syria is placing a growing strain …

Investing in Iraqi freedom

According to figures published by EuroNews, the US government has spent $1.7 trillion on its war in Iraq and just $8 million on rebuilding the country’s universities. I did a little math and this means the amount the US has invested in the future of …

Amin Maalouf: a writer’s bedroom

There is no news about plans to demolish author Amin Maalouf’s former Badaro apartment, covered on this blog last week. A meeting with the developer, Kettaneh Group, did not take place on Friday as had been hoped, according to the prominent writer’s cousin Roya Kanaan. …