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Should the Lebanese Government Get More Financial Support for Hosting Refugees?

It is time to resist the political blackmail and recognize the refugees’ basic rights and financial contributions to the host economy (Original published on April 5, 2017 on Al Jazeera) The Lebanese Government intends to request US$10-12 billion from donors at the “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” conference hosted this week by


Revealed: Here are the politicians who control Lebanon’s banking sector

I’ve Got the Power: Mapping Connections between Lebanon’s Banking Sector and the Ruling Class This paper explores the extent to which local commercial banks in Lebanon are linked to the country’s political class, and how this impacts their efficiency and sovereign risk exposure. By compiling detailed ownership and political affiliation data on the major 20