October 30, 2018

Internal and External Challenges to the Druzes of Lebanon

Introduction Throughout the history of Lebanon, the Druzes have played a fundamental role in shaping the country’s political system and culture, despite the fact that they […]
August 28, 2018

Lebanon Update: August 2018

The cabinet formation stalemate, now in its fourth month, is pushing Lebanon towards an open-ended crisis, which will have negative consequences for the country’s stability and […]
August 1, 2018

Russia’s Plan for Syrian Refugees Return: A Poisoned Chalice?

Following the recent Helsinki Summit, the issue of Syrian refugees is making headlines once again. Leaders from Russia and the US have agreed to cooperate in […]
July 30, 2018

Lebanese NGO’s coping with the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

Abstract This article is driven by an interest to explore the role of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that deal with Syrian refugees in Lebanon seeing […]
June 20, 2018

Lebanon Update- June 2018

Bassil – UNHCR dispute Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil ordered a freeze on the renewal of UNHCR staff residency permits until further notice. In his statement, […]
June 20, 2018

Lebanese Nationalization Decree: Sanction Evasion & Shady Business?

A nationalization decree was issued by the Lebanese President General Michel Aoun and signed by the Prime Minister Saad El Hariri and the Interior minister Nouhad […]
May 16, 2018

Lebanon’s Stability between International Resolutions and Regional Tensions

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) published together a policy paper, entitled “Lebanon’s Stability between International Resolutions and Regional […]
May 10, 2018

Lebanon Special Report on the Parliamentary Elections

Lebanon got few surprises in its national elections on Sunday after nine years of waiting. Several Western media outlets proclaimed that Hezbollah has imposed its dominance […]
May 10, 2018

The Syrian Refugees’ Return to their Homeland: Approaches and Prospects

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) published together a policy paper,  titled “The Head Out of the Sand […]
April 26, 2018

The Head Out of the Sand – Addressing the Legal and Practical Options for better Management of the Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) published together a policy paper, entitled “The Head Out of the Sand […]