Lebanon Daily News Brief 11/24/20

Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Lebanon’s Aoun Says Forensic Audit Needed for IMF Bailout Talks
Dana Khraiche

Protesters Mark Lebanon’s Independence Day with Brooms and Basil
Najia Houssari
Arab News

In Lebanon, Army Courts Target Anti-Government Protesters
Amir-Hussein Radjy
Associated Press

Climate Change Closes in on Lebanon’s Iconic Cedar Trees
Ruth Sherlock



What’s in a Flag?
Olivia Shabb
Carnegie Middle East Center



Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
Towards Sustainable Development: Options for Lebanon Beyond the Financial Crisis
November 26, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. ET

There have been serious calls for urgent actions aiming to promote a healthy financial system, to change the long-lasting harmful practices, drain resources, adopt fair taxation rules, prevent shifting of profits out of the countries, restore confidence and raise the voices of citizens that have been left behind. In this regard, it has been resolved that a new economic model is needed to ensure sustainable development given the collapse of the system, rising inequality, overstretched health system, and unaffordable private education. The plan of action should recognize that eradicating poverty and inequality in all their forms and dimensions is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. It seeks to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. This webinar will strive to identify challenges and needs to reach the appropriate goals and targets (SDG) as well as to determine the key tools in this respect notably for a fragile country like Lebanon starting from the identification of structural strengths to cultivate and weaknesses to combat to make development more sustainable.


Middle East Institute
MEI Defense Leadership Series: Episode 9 with Deputy Commander of Operation Inherent Resolve Maj. Gen. Kevin Copsey
November 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. ET

MEI Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense and Security Program Bilal Y. Saab will speak to the UK’s Major General Kevin Copsey, the Deputy Commander of Strategy for the Combined Joint Task Force for Operation Inherent Resolve (CJT-OIR). This conversation will focus on the role CJT-OIR has played in countering ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the future of this strategic effort.


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.