Hanna Anbar

  • Eye of the storm 

    The region is being deafened by the drums of war, and as signaled by aggressive rhetoric, the redeployment of fleets, and relocation of bases and missiles,...

  • Path to prosperity 

    At a time when Lebanon has much to be upbeat about, and as the country stands with purpose at the start of a long and challenging transformation, the last...

  • Proving our worth 

    The mere fact that Lebanon has managed to gather 50 different parties, including major states and international organizations, at the CEDRE conference in...

  • Unending sacrifice 

    “The Israel Massacre forces,” as the Israeli media labeled their army, sums it all up.There’s no hiding Friday’s crimes against Gaza’s residents, which...

  • What next? More war 

    Marking the start of the eighth year of war in Syria, U.N. investigators announced that Syrian government forces and allied militias have raped and sexually...

  • Hariri’s eye on the future 

    Elections in Lebanon are always a unique exercise in a one-of-a-kind democracy riddled with innate cronyism, lethal sectarianism, regionalism and tribalism,...

  • Vile election tactics 

    It’s election season in Lebanon and politicians are loading their propaganda weapons and going into battle. Most maintain a level of ethical and moral...

  • Don’t just vote, elect 

    Lebanon is truly blessed. Despite being situated in a region where autocracy is the norm, this country enjoys the right to exercise democracy, a privilege...

  • Deserving of support 

    The Rome II donor conference Thursday, to be held in support of Lebanon’s Army and the Internal Security Forces, heralds a new era of challenges and...

  • Slicing up the cake 

    If the war in Syria is this century’s Spanish civil war, then, according to respected British newspaper The Independent, the carnage now occurring in Eastern...

  • Equality all year round 

    It’s a fact. The gender gap is real, it needs to be closed all over the world, and Lebanon is no exception.Patriarchal notions are as old as time in this...

  • Doomed and shifty 

    Two men, both haunted by enormous problems and mired in legal entanglements that leave their futures uncertain and vague to say the least, are trying...

  • Sectarian poison 

    The way the media has presented the Ziad Itani-Maj. Suzan Hajj Hobeiche saga, and how it has been playing out on social media, would be a drama worthy of an...

  • The ties that bind 

    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s meeting Wednesday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Thursday’s scheduled meeting with Crown Prince Mohammad...

  • Toothless resolution 

    After days of vicious procrastination the Russians relented Saturday and agreed on a cease-fire to end one of the most ferocious assaults by the Syrian regime...

  • Endless carnage 

    The deadly Syrian quagmire remains mired in hypocrisy, disinformation, political duplicity and blood, with the unfolding massacre in Ghouta in recent days...

  • Tribute to Rafik Hariri 

    His roots were modest, but he came full with zeal, resolve, ambition, vision, a distinctive generosity and that particular feel for the underprivileged...

  • Chance for change 

    In 1917 the U.K.’s then-Foreign Secretary Sir Arthur Balfour made a promise that still reverberates today: He offered the Jews the creation of a...

  • Heed the warning 

    Gaza is on the brink of a human tragedy, the reverberations of which could be felt across the region and beyond. Yet, the world’s reaction has been...

  • Time for healthy polls 

    After nine years of delays and extensions, Lebanon has embarked on a democratic milestone for the country and its citizens with the start of registrations for...

  • Saved by sober heads 

    As this week’s chaotic and unruly protests jolted the security and stability of Lebanon and threatened the fragile peace, it quickly became clear that...

  • Reining in the rhetoric 

    It’s no secret that the international community and governing institutions frequently treat Lebanon as one would a patient in intensive care, courtesy...

  • Burying the peace plan 

    If President Donald Trump massacred the Middle East peace plan – which was, in any case, always tailored to Israel’s advantage – Vice...

  • The jewel reborn 

    The joyous festivities in Downtown Beirut over the weekend have revived the soul of Lebanon’s capital, spreading happiness among all its inhabitants and...

  • Palestine will prevail 

    Since he took office, President Donald Trump has shown unwavering support for Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians, and his decision to recognize...