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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 struggling economy. Prime Minister designate Hariri has thus far been unable to speed up the process, due to the problematic distribution of seats. One of the problems is the […]

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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, Bassil claimed that UNHCR had refugees away from returning through a series of warnings and threats. The foreign minister added that this measure comes after multiple warnings from the […]

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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 Tensions”, authored by Briganier General Khaled Hamade. The study investigates actors and events that are shaping the stability of Lebanon.  Lebanon’s stability has depended on the influence of external powers and actors. Over the […]

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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 – The Syrian Refugees’ Return to their Homeland: Approaches and Prospects”, authored by Dr. Elie El Hindy, Dr. Charbel Al Alam, Maya Succar, and Laura El Chemaly. Lebanon is […]

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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 – Addressing the legal and practical options for better Management of the Refugee Crisis in Lebanon”, authored by George Ghali. The study investigates the Syrian refugee situation in Lebanon, […]

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Lebanon Update-April 2018

Post Parliamentarian Elections: LF Isolation? In the recent period, talks began in the political corridors about the post-elections political environment and the formation of the next Lebanese government. This discussion is linked to the relations between the various political forces. Over the past year, the Lebanese Forces (LF) representatives in the Parliament and in the […]

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