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Makram Rabah
Makram Rabah

Makram Rabah is a lecturer at the American University of Beirut, Department of History. His forthcoming book Conflict on Mount Lebanon: The Druze, the Maronites and Collective Memory (Edinburgh University Press) covers collective identities and the Lebanese Civil War.

COLUMNISTS
Makram Rabah
Makram Rabah

Makram Rabah is a lecturer at the American University of Beirut, Department of History. His forthcoming book Conflict on Mount Lebanon: The Druze, the Maronites and Collective Memory (Edinburgh University Press) covers collective identities and the Lebanese Civil War.

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Saad Hariri’s bid to lead Lebanon is a disaster waiting to happen

Monday, 19 October 2020

Lebanon’s political class has continually failed to form governments that serve its people. The ...

Hezbollah is buying time with farcical Lebanese-Israeli maritime border talks

Friday, 09 October 2020

Lebanon’s recent announcement that it would start talks with Israel to demarcate its maritime border ...

New peace deals are changing the region, Lebanon must reconsider its stance on Israel

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Lebanon for a long time has been a victim of its lack of foresight and proper positioning vis-a-vis ...

Hamas chief Haniyeh's visit to Beirut puts burden on Lebanon

Thursday, 10 September 2020

One genuinely assumes that the people of Lebanon have experienced the worst they can, especially ...

Lebanon’s centennial is just another occasion for grief

Friday, 04 September 2020

“At the foot of these majestic mountains, which have been the strength of your country and remain ...

The Hariri Tribunal sentence is more valuable than it seems

Sunday, 30 August 2020

For over six long hours, the Lebanese and the world at large listened anxiously to the Special ...

Gun boat diplomacy in Lebanon will not bring back former PM Saad Hariri

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

To call Lebanon a failed state at this stage is nothing short of an understatement, as this nation ...

Beirut’s apocalyptic blast needs an international probe for justice

Monday, 10 August 2020

Lebanon must have an international probe into the deadly Beirut explosion – it is the only way ...

Hezbollah border incursions into Israel show neutrality is not an option for Lebanon

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Hezbollah had declared it would avenge the death of one of its fallen fighters who was among those ...

Lebanon's IMF gamble may prove too costly

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

With over $85 billion in debt and with no friends or allies left to come to its aid, Lebanon’s ...

Lebanon’s devilish dollar game amid economic freefall

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Driving around Lebanon, one is sure to notice the gloominess that has descended on the country and ...

The Druze of Syria call for freedom, dignity, and social justice

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The recent resurgence of the protest movement across Druze areas in Syria reminded everyone, ...

New sanctions on Syria under Caesar Act might help save Lebanon

Monday, 15 June 2020

In Lebanon, there is very little debate today on the streets beyond the exchange rate and the value ...

Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement: The end of an affair?

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

On February 6, 2006, the Free Patriotic Movement, current Lebanese President Michael Aoun’s ...

Hezbollah is smuggling in broad daylight as a political strategy – it won’t work

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Borders can pose serious economic and security challenges to the most developed of nations let alone ...

Hezbollah and Israel’s unimaginative war

Thursday, 07 May 2020

Historians are trained to read archives and examine evidence provided, but more importantly, they’re ...

The Bisri water project highlights Lebanon's ‘dammed’ political class

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

“As per the recent World Bank statement on the Bisri project, the World Bank is committed to a ...

Diab Cabinet Draft Proposal: Haircut should be the least of the Lebanese’s concerns

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Lebanon’s economic reform plan that leaked last week was long awaited. The document caused a gale of ...

Hezbollah spy hunter’s murder mystery

Thursday, 09 April 2020

Senior Hezbollah member Mohammad Ali Younes’s killing last Saturday remains shrouded in mystery, ...

Campaign to save the Lebanese diaspora hides wicked plot

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Lebanon is currently under complete lockdown after the Lebanese government declared total ...

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