Commentary

  • Instead of being focused on the country he represents as its top diplomat, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil seemed to be more concentrated on another...

    Syndicates controlling three vital sectors of the Lebanese economy - fuel, flour and medicine - are behaving like cartels and holding the country to ransom.

  • The aftershocks of U.S. President Donald Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds in Syria are rumbling through the region, and a string of Lebanese officials told me...

    At a gathering last Saturday night of military and intelligence veterans, one topic shrouded the room: President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish...