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Liban : éviter la syrianisation

Par Shereen Dbouk – 3 août 2012

Source: Joseph Eid (www.rtbf.be)

Le Liban se fait l’écho de la révolution syrienne. A Tripoli, des factions armées des quartiers pauvres de Bab al-Tebbaneh et Baal Mohsen, respectivement à dominante sunnite et alaouite, se sont affrontés durant plusieurs semaines avant une intervention maladroite de l’armée libanaise. De récents affrontements sporadiques entre rivaux historiques aujourd’hui polarisés entre le camp révolutionnaire et les maillons du régime syrien, ont touché de nombreuses régions libanaises. Damas n’ayant jamais vraiment quitté le Liban malgré son retrait officiel en 2005, le conflit exacerbe dangereusement les oppositions au sein de la classe politique libanaise. Le Liban sera-t-il encore une fois victime d’une guerre d’influence régionale ? Retour sur ces tensions politiques et communautaires. Continue reading


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Interview: Anthony Shadid on the Political Reconfiguration of the Middle East (Part II)

Interview – 9 November 2011

Source: Associated Press/ Amr Nabil

This is the second part of an interview conducted by Shereen Dbouk with Anthony Shadid in Beirut, on the 2nd of November, 2011. Click here for the first part of the interview. Continue reading

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Interview: Anthony Shadid on the Political Reconfiguration of the Middle East (Part I)

 Interview – 7 November 2011

Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid is the Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times. Before joining the Times, Mr. Shadid served as the Baghdad bureau chief of The Washington Post. Over a fifteen-year career, he has reported from most countries in the Middle East and broader Arab world. Anthony Shadid was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice, in 2004 and 2010, for his coverage of the war in Iraq. In 2007, he was a finalist for the same prize for his coverage in Lebanon. Anthony Shadid is also the author of two books, “Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats and the New Politics of Islam,” (2000) and “Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War” (2005). This interview was conducted by Shereen Dbouk in Beirut on the 2nd of November, 2011. Continue reading

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Palestine’s Legal and Legitimate Bid to Statehood and UN Membership

Commentary by Shereen Dbouk – 18 August 2011

It is official. According to Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki, the Palestinian National Authority (PA) will present its application for a full UN membership this September at the 66th UN General Assembly. Faced with a peace process in a persistent deadlock and Israeli Prime Minister B. Netanyahu’s continued defiance of the international consensus over a two State solution, the PA has decided to take a unilateral step toward international recognition. This marks the culmination of a two years strategy by Prime Minister Salam Fayed, which has led to wide diplomatic recognition and the building of independent Institutions for the future State of Palestine within the1967 borders. Now the moment is ripe for Palestine to claim its admission as the 194th member state of the United Nations. Continue reading


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Libya and the Institutionalization of Humanitarian Interventions

Commentary by Shereen Dbouk – 13 July 2011

For source click here

When the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decided to authorize a military intervention in Libya, most of us were still processing what was happening in Egypt. In matter of weeks, two UN Resolutions had been adopted and the fear of continuing war crimes being committed without being challenged by the international community was lifted with a sigh of relief. Continue reading


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