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 […]
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 […]
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 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” […]
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 […]
July 31, 2019

The Dilemma of the Return of ISIS Foreign Fighters

With the facilitation of global communication and travels, foreign fighter involvement in conflicts has been steadily rising, notably with the conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, […]
July 4, 2019

Lebanon Report – June 2019

Administrative Appointments Political tensions reached levels not seen for quite some time between Hariri’s Future Movement and Bassil’s Free Patriotic Movement. Observers have linked the war […]
June 11, 2019

Lebanon Report – April and May 2019

Budget Adoption amid Popular Unrest Similar to the statements made prior to the passage of the 2018 budget, Prime Minster Hariri again has called for reforms […]
June 7, 2019

Western Sanctions and their Impact on the Reconstruction of Syria

As the Syrian war enters its 8th year, the Assad regime, backed by Russia and Iran, has regained control of the vital areas of Syria. The […]
April 3, 2019

Lebanon Report – March 2019

US Secretary of State in Lebanon Completing a series of visits by US officials such as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale[1], acting […]
March 5, 2019

Lebanon Report – February 2019

Formation of Cabinet: Implications and Challenges Following a nine-month deadlock, a new government was formed in the end of January 2019. The compromise reached grants representation […]
June 7, 2017

What Comes After ISIS?

With the recurring territorial losses that ISIS has endured during the past months, the decrease in financial income, plunge of foreign fighter flow, and the upcoming […]
May 5, 2016

Rising above Religion and Ideology: Iran and Al Qaeda’s On/Off Tactical Cooperation

October 8, 2015

A Resurgent Military v/s An Insurgent Islamism: A Situational Analysis of Today’s Egypt