Stories about Lebanon from August, 2005
Abu Aardvark is on his way to to Washington for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, where he will be presenting his “Anti-Americanisms in Arab Politics” paper.
Mustapha says that you could almost smell the tension in Lebanon. Everyone is afraid, afraid from the unknown, from the harm yet to be caused.
Abu Aardvark believes that publishing bin Laden's writings and speeches strikes is a positive thing and publishing the words of a mass murderer and terrorist is hard to defend normatively. But fighting against radical Islamism requires understanding it.
Maha is doing research for her Masters about blogging in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon . If you are living in any of these countries, go ahead and share your experience by taking this survey.
Lebanese Political Journal is giving an interesting overview of the relation between the Lebanese Shi'a and Syria and how they became such monoliths that only massive turmoil could topple them.
Abu Aardvark is summing up the last week of the Arab media's mourning using unpublished cartoon from Imad Hajjaj.
About Lebanon describes the reasons Lebanese families are going for Arranged Marriages and listing it… ingredients.
The Lebanese blog Ramzi's Blah Blah looks at the prostitution problem in Beirut.
About Lebanon asks why wouldn't a South Africa-style reconciliation commission work in Lebanon?