Author Archives: Joey Ghaleb

The long and winding road to beirut

The long and winding road to beirut

Between the first round of investigations by the Mehlis Commission and the killing of MP Gebran Tueni, the “Beirut I” donor conference briefly became news. National interest peaked in September 2005, a week before the Annual Meetings in New York of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), when Prime Minister Seniora, surrounded

Can the Economic Upswing out-survive Another Political Crisis?

Can the Economic Upswing out-survive Another Political Crisis? September was one of the most turbulent months in recent years. Not only was the ministry of finance managing the swap of the 2005 Eurobonds, the country also entered into a period of political tension that resulted in an amendment of the constitution and a three year

The road to Cancun

Lebanon will be present in Cancun, Mexico for the World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in early September as an observer, putting aside the empty chair position adopted in Doha in 2001 and reflecting the country’s commitment to accede to the WTO. Following two negotiation rounds – the first was in October 2002 and the second

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