Opinion

66th Anniversary Of The End Of The French Mandate

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By Ghassan Karam

The 22nd of November, 1943 is a bitter sweet occasion for all Lebanese, or at least it ought to be. It was 66 years ago today that Lebanon won officially its independence.

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Suleiman calls for abolishing political sectarianism in Lebanon

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President Michel Suleiman addressed the nation on the eve of Lebanon’s 66th anniversary of independence saying: “To encourage vast participation in political life, a national committee should be established and charged with abolishing political sectarianism.”

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Would The Wall Ever Fall In The Arab World?

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By Ghassan Karam

The whole world has been celebrating one of the most momentous events of the later half of the tweentieth century, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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Alice in Wonderland or is it Alice in Lebanon?

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By Ghassan Karam

“Things are not what they appear to be” is as close of a description of the political landscape in Lebanon as a phrase can get.

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An Open Letter to Prime Minister Hariri

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By Maurice Obeid

Now that you have a government in place, I am writing to advise you to capitalize on recent developments to set the stage for peace in Lebanon.

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Twenty years later, little has changed

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By Maurice Obeid

Twenty years ago this month, on November 4 1989, the civil war ended with the ratification of the Taif Accord.

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The Cost of Indecisiveness

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By Ghassan Karam

Many have often sung the praises of “going with the flow” and “putting off until tomorrow what can be done today”.

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A Sheep Is Born

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By Ghassan Karam

How appropriate that the time it took for a Lebanese cabinet to see the light (if it occurs as expected within hours) is matched by the gestation period of a sheep, 150 days.

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The Arab Countries And Copenhagen

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By Ghassan Karam

The peace Nobel laureate, Desmond Tutu a South African cleric, sent a letter to the EU parliament in which he berated them for not acting to slow down climate change.

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