Walking the Blue Line: Lebanon’s Security Sector Reform

Following civil war, re-establishing the legitimacy of a state’s army is a crucial part of security sector reform, writes Vanessa Newby

Lebanon's fragile stability

After recent events in Turkey, Lebanon is looking like one of the most stable states in the Middle East, writes Vanessa Newby

'60 Minutes' detention highlights women's rights issues in Lebanon

The 60 Minutes kidnapping debacle in Lebanon reminds us of the negative impact for women of sectarianism in that country, writes Vanessa Newby.

When will the Lebanese presidential merry-go-round stop spinning?

The Lebanese will not view Samir Geagea’s latest decision with a great deal of excitement, writes Vanessa Newby. (Photo: Ratib Al Safadi/Getty Images)

Lebanon: On Remembering and Forgetting

Many of the problems affecting Lebanon remain connected to its former civil war and to its neighbours, Israel, Syria and Palestine, writes Dr Vanessa Newby

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