Hanna Anbar

  • Hariri’s eye on the future 

    Elections in Lebanon are always a unique exercise in a one-of-a-kind democracy riddled with innate cronyism, lethal sectarianism, regionalism and tribalism,...

  • Vile election tactics 

    It’s election season in Lebanon and politicians are loading their propaganda weapons and going into battle. Most maintain a level of ethical and moral...

  • Don’t just vote, elect 

    Lebanon is truly blessed. Despite being situated in a region where autocracy is the norm, this country enjoys the right to exercise democracy, a privilege...

  • Deserving of support 

    The Rome II donor conference Thursday, to be held in support of Lebanon’s Army and the Internal Security Forces, heralds a new era of challenges and...

  • Slicing up the cake 

    If the war in Syria is this century’s Spanish civil war, then, according to respected British newspaper The Independent, the carnage now occurring in Eastern...

  • Equality all year round 

    It’s a fact. The gender gap is real, it needs to be closed all over the world, and Lebanon is no exception.Patriarchal notions are as old as time in this...

  • Doomed and shifty 

    Two men, both haunted by enormous problems and mired in legal entanglements that leave their futures uncertain and vague to say the least, are trying...

  • Sectarian poison 

    The way the media has presented the Ziad Itani-Maj. Suzan Hajj Hobeiche saga, and how it has been playing out on social media, would be a drama worthy of an...

  • The ties that bind 

    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s meeting Wednesday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Thursday’s scheduled meeting with Crown Prince Mohammad...

  • Toothless resolution 

    After days of vicious procrastination the Russians relented Saturday and agreed on a cease-fire to end one of the most ferocious assaults by the Syrian regime...

  • Endless carnage 

    The deadly Syrian quagmire remains mired in hypocrisy, disinformation, political duplicity and blood, with the unfolding massacre in Ghouta in recent days...

  • Tribute to Rafik Hariri 

    His roots were modest, but he came full with zeal, resolve, ambition, vision, a distinctive generosity and that particular feel for the underprivileged...

  • Chance for change 

    In 1917 the U.K.’s then-Foreign Secretary Sir Arthur Balfour made a promise that still reverberates today: He offered the Jews the creation of a...

  • Heed the warning 

    Gaza is on the brink of a human tragedy, the reverberations of which could be felt across the region and beyond. Yet, the world’s reaction has been...

  • Time for healthy polls 

    After nine years of delays and extensions, Lebanon has embarked on a democratic milestone for the country and its citizens with the start of registrations for...

  • Saved by sober heads 

    As this week’s chaotic and unruly protests jolted the security and stability of Lebanon and threatened the fragile peace, it quickly became clear that...

  • Reining in the rhetoric 

    It’s no secret that the international community and governing institutions frequently treat Lebanon as one would a patient in intensive care, courtesy...

  • Burying the peace plan 

    If President Donald Trump massacred the Middle East peace plan – which was, in any case, always tailored to Israel’s advantage – Vice...

  • The jewel reborn 

    The joyous festivities in Downtown Beirut over the weekend have revived the soul of Lebanon’s capital, spreading happiness among all its inhabitants and...

  • Palestine will prevail 

    Since he took office, President Donald Trump has shown unwavering support for Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians, and his decision to recognize...

  • Backs to the wall 

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s first year in office was marked by broken promises and the application of pressure against the Palestinians. First came...

  • Use fame to spur change 

    Oprah Winfrey’s rousing speech over the weekend was not only a challenge to successful women to use their fame and popularity for worthy causes, such as...

  • True face of Lebanon 

    Picture if you will tens of thousands of people from numerous sects joining together across the country in brotherhood to celebrate the advent of the New...

  • Arrests rock state institutions in Lebanon

    News analysis When three of the former top brass of a country's security apparatus are arrested in dawn raids in connection with the assassination of a former...

  • Suspects abound in Lebanon's web of assassinations

    Analysis Another day another deadly bomb attack in Beirut. As events in London this week and Israel yesterday show, no country is immune from...