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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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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 ...

The coronavirus outbreak proves Lebanon’s Diab cabinet has no idea how to govern

Monday, 16 March 2020

No need to panic! Words repeated by the Lebanese Minister of Public Health Hamad Hasan three weeks ...

Hezbollah and the killing fields of Idlib

Friday, 06 March 2020

In November 2016, Hezbollah celebrated its occupation of the Syrian city of al-Qusayr by throwing a ...

Lebanon’s new cabinet platform is a strawman response to a larger crisis

Sunday, 09 February 2020

The new Lebanese cabinet under Prime Minister Hassan Diab is potentially Lebanon’s last chance ...

Hezbollah gets its way with new Lebanese government

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Almost a month after being designated Prime Minister by Hezbollah and its allies, Hassan Diab ...

Soleimani dead, shadows do bleed

Friday, 03 January 2020

Donald Trump has been branded by many as a mere Twitter tiger who roars but never turns his often ...

Lebanon’s amnesty law is the government’s last bid to save itself

Sunday, 24 November 2019

There is a current standoff between the Lebanese people and the ruling establishment, who for two ...

Hezbollah and its Christian allies are hijacking the Lebanese diaspora

Thursday, 03 October 2019

The Lebanese people are notoriously proud of their diaspora around the world. It is common for ...

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