by Ghassan Karam The IMF, the World Bank and all the major economic institutions, both public and private, have been constantly lowering their forecasts for expected global economic growth during 2014-15. Add to the above not so bright news the fact that Lebanon is situated in a neighbourhood that has been rocked by war and […]
by Ghassan Karam Exactly 100 years ago Archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed in Sarajevo on June 28 , 1914. His assassination set off a series of actions and counter reactions that ended up in one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century, World War I. This tragedy is relevant to us in more than […]
by Ghassan Karam Many things in life are taken for granted and need not be expressly mentioned and redefined at every turn. Freedom, liberty, self determination and by extension the right to be free
by Ghassan Karam Every once in a while there is an attempt to confute what is otherwise clear. That usually occurs when an entity is not well served if the clear and unobstructed understanding of an idea or concept is to prevail. This is when it becomes essential to manipulate the truth and spin the […]
By : Ghassan Karam, A very popular saying by Einstein is specially made to describe the new Lebanese cabinet. He has reportedly said that “only irrational people will undertake the same experiment over and over again and yet expect different results”.
by Ghassan Karam. This column has devoted a number of columns over the past few years what it labeled as the dire need for Lebanon to take major active and meaningful steps to deal with the danger that the sovereign debt posses for the whole country.
by Ghassan Karam, That assassinations are an abominable crime is to be taken for granted. This is often the act chosen to sow fear in the hearts of groups of people close to the person killed
by Ghassan Karam The current Mikati care taker cabinet of Lebanon submitted its official resignation on March 22, 2013. Within less than a fortnight Mr. Tamam Salam became the new Prime Minister designate ; just over six months ago. Not much, if anything has happened since except for the obligatory daily references that Mr. Salam […]
by Ghassan Karam The fact that I do not agree with practically any of the ideas, believes and concepts that Hezbollah subscribes to is clear and has been established a long, long time ago. If for nothing else, the fact that I consider theological beliefs as being discriminatory and when applied to the public square […]
by Ghassan Karam Is there a moral obligation to do what is right? I imagine that most of us, one hopes all of us, would concur with the fact that if a wrong is done and if it is within ones power to right it then one must do so. This, very simply, is what […]