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Life is not easy if you are the smallest child in the playground of a rough school. That is Lebanon’s situation: a small and poorly armed country between Israel and Syria, and with fraught relations with both. As someone who … Continue reading
Tim Llewellyn, Spirit of the Phoenix: Beirut and the Story of Lebanon, I.B. Tauris (2010). From £12.59 at Amazon.co.uk, also available at The Book Depository, Waterstone’s and Blackwell’s. Michael Young, The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon’s … Continue reading
What a day. Consultations began yesterday at Lebanon’s presidential palace with MPs meeting President Michel Sleiman to nominate their preferred candidate for Prime Minister. (The national unity government created by the Doha Agreement had collapsed because Hezbollah and its allies … Continue reading