Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/20/20

DAILY NEWS


Alvarez & Marsal Terminates Contract to Conduct BDL Forensic Auditing
The Daily Star

Lebanon Hires Firm to Clear Dangerous Material From Shattered Beirut Port
Reuters

Israel Accuses Lebanon of Changing Stance on Maritime Border
Naharnet

 

OPINION & ANALYSIS


The Same Old Song in Lebanon – Who’s Left to Trust?
Jean AbiNader

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the American Task Force on Lebanon, a non-profit, nonpartisan leadership organization of Lebanese-Americans.

Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/19/20

DAILY NEWS


Activists Protest Against Total Closure in Lebanon
Najia Houssari
Arab News

Promises to Facilitate Government Formation Fade
Naharnet

After Student Election Wins, Lebanese Prepare for Bigger Battles
Timour Azhari
Al Jazeera

Rising From Destruction
UNICEF

OPINION & ANALYSIS


Gender Inequality in Economic Crisis
Sami Zoughaib and Dr. Nisreen Salti
Lebanese Center for Policy Studies Podcast

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the American Task Force on Lebanon, a non-profit, nonpartisan leadership organization of Lebanese-Americans.

Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/18/20

DAILY NEWS


Trump Congratulates Aoun Ahead of Independence Day
The Daily Star

Judge Aoun Says SIC ‘Fails to Attend to Responsibilities
Naharnet

Army Helicopters Warn Lebanese to Stay Home
Najia Houssari
Arab News

Meet the Lebanese Chairman Behind the Vaccine Company with 94% Effectiveness
Rim Zrein
The 961

OPINION & ANALYSIS


Lebanese Maritime Security: Navigating Rough Seas with Good Policy
Joseph Sarkis
Middle East Institute

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Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/17/20

DAILY NEWS


Intelligence Probe Into Beirut Explosion Lays Out Liabilities
Timour Azhari
Al Jazeera

France Pursues Efforts to Help Lebanon
Naharnet

Fahmi Says Lockdown Could Ease From Friday
The Daily Star

OPINION & ANALYSIS


Coming Up for Air
Michael Young
Carnegie Middle East Center

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the American Task Force on Lebanon, a non-profit, nonpartisan leadership organization of Lebanese-Americans.

Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/16/20

DAILY NEWS


Lebanon’s Basecamp Sets the Pace for Citizens’ Initiatives in Fragile States
Caline Malek
Arab News

Syria Seeks Return of Refugees, But They Fear Leader’s Wrath
Ben Hubbard
New York Times

Wehbe Meets Shea, Requests Files Justifying Recent Sanctions
Naharnet

Lebanon to Get COVID Vaccine in Spring
The Daily Star

OPINION & ANALYSIS


Managing Resources – Policy Challenges in Lebanon
Jean AbiNader

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the American Task Force on Lebanon, a non-profit, nonpartisan leadership organization of Lebanese-Americans.

Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/13/20

DAILY NEWS


Beirut Explosion: 100 Days On, Calls Grow for International Inquiry
Michael Safi
The Guardian

Msharrafieh: Lebanon’s Refugee Plan Adopted at Damascus Conference
Naharnet

Lebanese Pound Falls Due to Uncertain French Envoy Talks
The Daily Star

OPINION & ANALYSIS


How the Biden Administration Will Impact Middle East Economies
Amjad Ahmad
Atlantic Council

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Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/12/20

DAILY NEWS


Hundreds of Disillusioned Doctors Leave Lebanon, in Blow to Healthcare
Samia Nakhoul, Issam Abdallah
Reuters

President Meets French Envoy
Naharnet

Private Sector Deposits Down $30.4 Billion
The Daily Star

OPINION & ANALYSIS


The Reverberation of the US Election in the Middle East
Paul Salem
Middle East Institute

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Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/11/20

DAILY NEWS


Lebanon, Israel in Third Round of Sea Border Talks
Arab News

Frantic Search After Medicines Vanish from Lebanon Shelves
Sarah El Deeb
Associated Press

Lebanon Appeals to International Community to Help Return Refugees
Naharnet

Lebanon Will Give Monthly Cash to Families Until the End of 2020
Hussein Yassine
The 961

OPINION & ANALYSIS


Will a Biden Administration “Build Back Better” in the Middle East?
Sarah El-Shaarawi interviews Rami Khouri
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the American Task Force on Lebanon, a non-profit, nonpartisan leadership organization of Lebanese-Americans.

Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/10/20

DAILY NEWS


Lebanon to Go Under Full Lockdown from Saturday: Diab
The Daily Star

Food and Cash Aid is Vital if Lebanon Goes Back into Lockdown
Aya Majzoub
Human Rights Watch

Lebanon Central Bank Plans to Introduce Digital Currency in 2021
Dana Khraiche
Bloomberg

Shea Says Bassil Told Her of His ‘Willingness to Break with Hezbollah’
Naharnet

OPINION & ANALYSIS


Lebanon’s Outlook and What Has Happened to the Country’s Media
Sarah El-Shaarawi interviews Rami Khouri
Arab Media & Society

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Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/9/20

DAILY NEWS


Lebanon’s Bassil Rejects US Sanctions as Unjust and Politically Motivated
Reuters

More Lebanese Officials to Face Sanctions After Gebran Bassil
Ephrem Kossaify
Arab News

Hassan Says Full Lockdown ‘Crucial’ to Strengthen Healthcare Capabilities
Timour Azhari
Naharnet

Study Reveals Lebanon can Produce Ten Times the Energy it Does Today
Hussein Yassine
The 961

OPINION & ANALYSIS


Deconstructing the Lebanese Central Bank’s Ponzi Scheme
The Economist

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the American Task Force on Lebanon, a non-profit, nonpartisan leadership organization of Lebanese-Americans.