Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Are you aged between 24 and 35? Do you fancy the Stephen Colbert’s persona? Are you a fan of the absurdity of the Onion News Network, or the humour of Family Guy? Got a Beyrouthi accent? Can speak French & English? As long as you’re Lebanese, with the characteristics above, and is genuinely able to […]


Patrick Semaan crafted this very interesting piece of Infographics describing why Voting may not be a fair competition in the MENA Region. Click the image to get a decent view.



With the indictment soon to be announced, Lebanese catch their last breath this Christmas holiday and New Years Eve. All the best from me and everybody here among the circle. As we grip ourselves to a next phase in Lebanese history, expect lots of international media attention. Not concerning Lebanon’s natural beauty, but those local, […]


Martin Winckler – Médecin, écrivain (‘la Maladie de Sachs’, POL), chroniqueur à France-Inter de septembre 2002 à juillet 2003, Martin Winckler fait l’événement de la rentrée littéraire avec ‘les Trois Médecins’ (POL). Martin raconte des histoires de santé à taille humaine. Sa chronique s’écoute ici tous les quinze jours.


Par Médéa Azouri HABIB Cet été, on n’y a pas échappé. La presse mondiale a encensé le Liban. Nous avons été classés première destination touristique de l’année par le New York Times. Paris-Match a consacré cinq pages (au lieu des quatre usuelles). CNN a fait un mini-reportage sur la night life libanaise et récemment le […]


I swear to you - I am striving on keeping an objective point of view in these elections, as I have done in the past three years, and we have a whole written blog on each post that you are free to search and browse to testify my case . I’m looking at the Elections in Lebanon […]


One of the fools here at the Innercircle (speaking on their behalf) have been following the Lebanese elections closely; “Though, I am forbidden to vote, I nagged at the embassy by a phone call, because the Lebanese Government, has delayed letting Lebanese residing abroad to vote, in order to pitch in our ideals for a Lebanon as a beacon. […]


Opinion: La Francophonie porte en elle un message essentiel de diversité, un moyen d’exprimer et de célébrer la richesse des cultures humaines. La Francophonie est, pour nous tous, une maniére de dire que l’universalité culturelle n’est pas la banalisation. C’est aussi une incitation pour une cooperation plus approfondie avec d’autres communautés partout dans le monde […]


With the recent release of the four generals, the international tribunal in the Netherlands was left with no suspects in custody, after a four-year U.N. investigation. The tribunal’s decision — after prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to justify detention. Who do you think, as an observer, ordered the killing of our ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri […]


United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton made a surprise visit to Lebanon to encourage fair elections and free from foreign interference. Namely, Syria, the U.S., Iran and Israel. The violent four. One opinion in view of this news,  is that the United States has interest in keeping an eye on Lebanon, for nothing other, […]


Contrary to conventional wisdom, a viable roadmap for disarming Hizbullah through domestic peace-building exists within Lebanon itself. Beyrouth-based political analyst Nicholas Noe writes in a new report published by The Century Foundation. Such a course should be pursued vigorously by the Obama administration, Noe argues in his paper “Re-Imagining the Lebanon Track: Toward a New U.S. Policy.”   […]



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