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When courage must overcome fear

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

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Review: Two books on Lebanon

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

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Making sense of Lebanon’s “day of rage”

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

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