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Rami Rayess
Rami Rayess

Rami Rayess is a Lebanese writer and journalist. He is also a University Instructor and translator. He holds a Masters degree in political science from the American University of Beirut. He writes regularly to several newspapers and websites in both Arabic and English. He has recently published a book, “Readings in Crises of Lebanon and the Region.”

Aoun’s call to empower the Lebanese caretaker cabinet is unconstitutional and wrong

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has called for Lebanon’s caretaker government to expand its scope to face the country’s enormous challenges.However, the Lebanese constitution does not give any actual...

More difficult times to come for Lebanon when food, fuel subsidies lifted

Lebanon is expected to lift its oil, flour, and medicine subsidies soon as reserves at the central bank diminish, and the prices of goods, already inflated, will rise further as a result. Meanwhile,...

A Biden policy on Lebanon must reflect its sovereignty, unique role in region

The Lebanese were enthusiastic about the results of the US presidential election. While some supported incumbent President Donald Trump, considering that his policies were designed to weaken the...

Forming Lebanon’s new cabinet is like mission impossible

The creation of a new cabinet in Lebanon seems to be heading toward deadlock, and the optimism that a cabinet may be formed from the presidential press office has been squandered. A public visit by...

The return of Saad Hariri: Back to square one in Lebanon?

Almost a year ago, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned as the Lebanese took to the streets in protest of his cabinet’s decision to tax WhatsApp calls.Now Hariri has returned to the post he...

Lebanon is doomed if its best people keep fleeing the country

Reports that Lebanese people are fleeing the country en masse reflect the country’s slide into a failed state. The government should be concerned.Since the devastating August 4 Beirut explosion...

Lebanon will benefit from fixing its maritime border with Israel

Lebanon’s contested maritime border with Israel is one of the most important of its seemingly endless problems. Solving the issue would benefit both parties and provide a potentially essential source...

Prospects for Lebanon’s future dim as the worst is yet to come

Lebanon’s agony continues. President Michel Aoun’s comment that Lebanon is going “to hell” if a new Cabinet is not formed soon has made it worse. And if a Cabinet is not formed, things will continue...