Tag Archives: Lebanon protests

Pandora papers: as ordinary Lebanese suffer, elite secretly drain off billions

John Nagle, Queen’s University Belfast and Tamirace Fakhoury, Aalborg University Few Lebanese people will be surprised that the latest leak of offshore financial documents alleges senior Lebanese figures, including the current prime minister, have used offshore tax havens (although Najib Mikati, a businessman who took the top job in July, has denied this). That the so-called Pandora Papers lists Lebanon …

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Arab Spring: after a decade of conflict, the same old problems remain

Simon Mabon, Lancaster University As the popular refrain of “ash-shab yurid isqat an-nizam” rang out across the Middle East in the early months of 2011, the nature of political life and relations between rulers and ruled began to fragment. The chant – which roughly translates as “the people want the fall of the regime” – became the slogan of the …

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