Once the Mediterranean was the center of the civilised world, home of great civilisations and powerful empires. Today, it is at most seen as a route for migration, a store for natural gas or simply a place of political instability. But why is that the case today, will it change again and what can tell… Continue reading The Center of the World?
Riyadhs Road to Beirut
When the Calls fade
A Chance for Cairo – a Threat for Tehran?
Towards the East?
Lebanon was, for most of its history, oriented towards the West, the Mediterranean and later the european nations. Could it be, that in times of a rising China and an expansionary Iran, the country will change it focuse and looks in the East instead? Should Iran be capable to fulfill its dream and gonne establish… Continue reading Towards the East?
Delta is coming closer
The new COVID variation from India, called Delta, is on the rise all over the globe and frightens people and governments. Now, first cases have been reported in Lebanon. States that came along pretty well with the pandemic so far, such as Taiwan and Vietnam, or were able to vaccinate many of their people, such… Continue reading Delta is coming closer
A surprising Turnaround
Nearly eleven month after the deadly explosion in the port of Beirut, while no one really wasn´t expecting this, there seems to be some kind of progress taking place in the investigation of this catastrophe. In February, leading judge of the investigations, Fadi Sawwan, resigned. He accused several members of parliament to be involved and… Continue reading A surprising Turnaround
The divine Blessing
The last couple of days were pretty taff, even for lebanese proportions. And so far, it doesn´t look like there will be any less chaos in the future. Probably, it will intensify. The currency hit a new all-time low during the weekend, on saturday the rate on the black-market was 18.000 LL to one US-Dollar,… Continue reading 01.07.21