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On Moderation & Reform in the Middle East.

As it stands, the Middle East is struggling between three paradigms: (1) Militant anti-Zionist Islamism, headed by Iran. Mass ideology + war incentives are the everyday bread. (2) “Silent” Islamism bejeweled with some sort of “local-plus-Western” liberalism in the fields … Continue reading

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Lebanon Is Not A Failed State.

The issue of the state in Lebanon has constantly been a big issue since 1920–ossa kbireh as we would say in Lebanese Arabic. The dream of the “powerful state” (ad-dawla al-qawiyya al-qâdira) lies in the heart of every Lebanese. Yet … Continue reading

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