Archive for July, 2009

Its hard to ignore a story I read on Wikeez concerning a scenario where a Saudi man’s sexual adventures were boasted on LBC’s Satellite edition, which raised an alarm in the Kingdom and resulted in his arrest. The fellow accused the show of deceit. Here’s an excert of the article, feel free to read the […]

The gowns are cut low, slashing down to the navel, or low in the back, swooping below the waist, inset with delicate see-through fabric. They couldn’t be further from the modest dress generally worn by women in the Muslim Arab world. Yet these fashions come from Lebanon, a tiny Arab country of four million on […]

With the election of a new parliament, we have a real chance to explain to the new government that Broadband is truly a priority for the Lebanese people and businesses. Fast, reliable, and affordable connectivity is the pre-requisite for economic and social development in the 21st century. We already have secured the support of all […]

  Découvrez ce mois-ci dans l’Orient Le jour Junior : Michael Jackson, l’inoubliable roi de la pop. Les solutions pour traiter la pollution de la mer. Les pour et les contre une année sabbatique après le bac. Une collection de joujoux très design. Des astuces pour bien choisir vos lunettes de soleil. Une sélection de […]

According to statistics released by the Lebanese Customs, France became the first provider of Lebanon for the first four months of 2009. Lebanese imports from France reached 524 million at end April 2009, placing France in the first position, ahead of the United States and China, respectively ranked first and second rows last year. In […]

After reading the explanation feel free to Google News the keywords “Smart Power” today. IN TRADITIONAL international conflicts, the side with the stronger military force tended to win. In today’s information age, it is often the party with the stronger story that wins. Thus in addition to their shooting and killing, Israel and Hezbollah are […]

Semantics, a field of inquiry all of it’s own. “Smart” power means a combination of “hard” power — to coerce by military or other means — and “soft” power — the power to convince and persuade through trade, diplomacy, aid and the spread of values. The phrase is relatively recent addition to the diplomatic phrasebook, […]