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The Battle for Lebanon
Updated: March 2009
 
The battle for Lebanon is a battle between a relatively rich minority (numerically) among Lebanon’s four million people and a poor majority. The minority controls the political and economic fortunes of the country. The majority refuses to be dominated. The divide is political and economic, not religious or sectarian; though, Lebanon is home to 18 different religious sects, all recognized in the Lebanese constitution. To read more...

A Reading Into Lebanon’s June 7, 2009 Parliamentary Elections
June 2009
 
Elections are not new to Lebanon. Lebanese elections, June 7, 2009 included, have been dominated by the country’s traditional leading (Zu'ama) families and by the power of money. The advent of the Hariri billions during the past thirty or so years has elevated the power of money in Lebanese politics to unprecedented heights. To read more...