Makram Rabah

Makram Rabah

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

China’s interests have moved from Africa to other regions ripe for trade

While growing up in the 1980s, my generation was lucky to enjoy several cartoons and animated series, many of which were dubbed in Arabic as was the trend. Amongst them was Astroganger, a super robot......

Lebanon’s New Year Resolutions… hopefully

The following is a work of satire and black humor forecasting what Lebanon’s so-called political elite will do during 2022 to fix the sinking ship.The country’s ruling establishment has proven over......

UN Chief’s Lebanon visit was all talk and no action

For UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres his four-day trip to Lebanon was one last chance to save this small nation from its never-ending descent into chaos, but the conclusion of his Lebanese......

The Palestinian refugee camp explosion shows that Hamas is in the pocket of Iran

The tranquil night of the Burj el-Shemali refugee camp in the suburbs of the ancient city of Tyre in the south of Lebanon was shattered when a loud explosion rocked the compound recently, unleashing a......

Macron’s Lebanon initiative will have a placebo effect

The recent visit of French President Emmanuel Macron during the week to The Gulf was a chance to reaffirm France’s bilateral ties as well as its role in bringing stability to a region which is plagued......

Lifting medicine subsidies threatens Lebanon with more chaos

Many Lebanese traveling from far-off lands back home have subsisted their customary gifts to family and loved ones with bags full of medication instead. Baby milk formula and simple pain killers......

Refugees are now the pawn in the game of political cat and mouse

The humanitarian crisis transpiring on the Belarus-Poland border has generated tremendous controversy with many human rights groups condemning the manhandling and the terrible conditions in which......

Lebanon’s diplomatic crisis is a self-inflicted wound

One of Lebanon’s founding myths lies in its special geographic position and the vital role Lebanon played in the formation of many of the Arab Gulf states, which used the talents of the Lebanese to......