August 7, 2023

Magnitsky Act

The Global Magnitsky Act initially referred to gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, as well as acts of significant corruption committed by foreign individuals or […]
July 21, 2023

المجتمع النقيض

تأسست جمعية “مؤسسة القرض الحسن” عام 1982، عقب الاجتياح الإسرائيلي للبنان، وتمّ ترخيصها من وزارة الداخلية اللبنانية عام 1987 بموجب علم وخبر 217/أ.د. ومما لا شك […]
July 9, 2023

Qurnat al-Shuhada Case

Borders between Bcharre and Danniyeh at Qurnat al-Shuhada are not legally demarcated due to the failure of the concerned judiciary to handle the case.  
July 9, 2023

Round Table report

of May 5, 2023 Round Table event that was held at Saint Joseph University (USJ) in cooperation between MEIRSS and CFRI and the Department of History […]
July 9, 2023

Envoy to Iran Faces Investigation

In January 2021, US President Joe Biden appointed Rob Malley as his special envoy for Iran.  
July 5, 2023

سياسة التعطيل في الانتخابات الرئاسية اللبنانية

منذ انتهاء ولاية الرئيس السابق للجمهورية اللبنانية ميشال عون في 31 تشرين الاول 2022 والمؤسسات الدستورية في لبنان من دون رئيس جديد للجمهورية يبدأ مسار اصلاحي […]
July 3, 2023

Talk with David Moore: Human Right and Freedom of Religion

July 3, 2023

Brief Report | The Missing in Syria

The Syrian intervention in Lebanon has been prominent since its very existence. It became official during the Lebanese civil war, and later on, Syria invaded Lebanon […]
July 1, 2023

Brief Report | Le Drian visit to Lebanon

Jean-Yves Le Drian, the special envoy for Lebanon, asserted on Thursday 22 June, from Bkerki, that he is currently engaged in a mission of constructive dialogue […]
June 15, 2023

Brief Report | Syria In The Jeddah Summit

The Arabs, lead by KSA, are aiming for a drastic change in the region where Syria represents a key pillar in it; in terms of reconstruction […]
June 15, 2023

MOU with USAID’ Trade and Investment Facilitation project

In line with USAID lebanon’s work to improve the business and investment enabling environment in Lebanon, TIF signed an MoU with the Middle East Institute for […]
May 5, 2023

The role of women during the 2019 revolutions in Lebanon and Iraq

MEIRSS (Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies), and CFRI – Centre français de recherche sur l’Irak , with the collaboration of the Department D’Histoire-Relations Internationales of […]
April 20, 2022

Syrian Borders Report

September 24, 2021

Maritime Security in the Mediterranean Sea

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May 20, 2021

“All of them”, really?

The slogan sounds good, let’s admit it. It strikes just where it hurts: all of you are no good to Lebanon. All of you failed the […]
September 13, 2020

Lebanon’s Momentum for Change Should not be Wasted

Originally published on Arab Weekly on 20/08/2020 As I write these words, Beirut is overwhelmed by the visit of high calibre foreign visitors: the French president […]
August 31, 2020

Power & Politics Behind Humanitarian Mechanisms in Syria

Acknowledgement The Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies is a Lebanese based think tank. The institute seeks to conduct rigorous research and analysis, done […]
March 28, 2020

Western Sahara Issue: Foreign Interventions vs Sovereignty Claims

This article discusses the sparsely populated area of desert that is the main point of contention between Morocco and Algeria. This area is the Sahrawi Arab […]
February 21, 2020

How Iraqi Pluralism and Intra-Shia Rivalry Thwarts Iranian Intrusion

Introduction In September 2014, Iranian Parliamentarian ʿAlīreżā Zākānī boasted that Sanaa had become the fourth Arab capital in Iran’s possession, joining “the three Arab capitals who […]
February 7, 2020

Comparing Parties’ Discourses to the Voice of the Streets

Introduction The October 17 uprising shook the political landscape of Lebanon and led to the resignation of the “national unity” cabinet which included virtually all mainstream […]
February 3, 2020

Lebanon Report – January 2020

Formation of Government Approximately one month after Diab’s nomination as Prime Minister through parliamentary consultations, a new cabinet was announced on January 21. The new ministers […]
January 14, 2020

Iraq’s Protest Movement Amid US-Iranian Military Escalation

1. Background For a few years, various protest movements have shaken Iraq in separate waves. The traditional force to spark the political mobilization among the urban […]
January 13, 2020

Assessing the Lebanon-EU Association Agreement

‘No nation was ever ruined by trade’, as argued by Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century.[1] From that time, a gradual shift started to a one-world […]
December 24, 2019

Lebanon Report – November and December 2019

Deteriorating Economic Situation Lebanon is experiencing its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. The Central Bank managed to pay in November the maturing Eurobonds of […]
November 1, 2019

Lebanon’s October Uprising

In a surprising yet not unexpected turn of events, hundreds of thousands, if not over a million, Lebanese people protested in the streets on a daily […]
October 31, 2019

Lebanon Report – October 2019

Lebanon in Revolt Following the reported imposition of a “WhatsApp Tax” by the cabinet on October 17, a small protest in Beirut escalated in an unprecedented […]
October 7, 2019

Hezbollah’s Monopoly and Evolution of the Narrative of Resistance

Introduction Since its official founding in 1985 at the height of the Lebanese civil war and in the aftermath of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, […]
October 1, 2019

Lebanon Report – September 2019

Economy and 2020 Budget A few days after international ratings agency Fitch downgraded Lebanon’s rating, heads of Lebanese parties met in Baabda and called for “sacrifices” […]
October 1, 2019

Between the Wall and Security: An Impossible Palestinian State

Introduction Despite its centenary history, the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is still far from being solved and continues to be a major source […]
September 20, 2019

GCC Economic Diversification: End of Rentierism & Rise of Nationalism?

The six countries within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are all currently working towards the fulfilment of largely similar economic “visions”. These economic plans promise decreased […]
September 4, 2019

Lebanon Report – July and August 2019

Budget and Economic Situation 7 months into 2019, the parliament finally adopted the 2019 budget after 2 months of debate within the Finance and Budget Parliamentary […]
August 30, 2019

The UAE’s Unlikely Rise as a Regional Powerhouse

The story of the United Arab Emirates is one imbued with wealth, status, and pomp. Its world-record holding buildings, architecture, infrastructure, museums, and art account for […]