February 2019

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Illustration by: Ivan Debs

EDITORIAL

Here we go … again


LEADERS

An uninspiring economic vision

A top-level view that forgets to ask what kind of country we want to be

COVER STORY

McKinsey’s economic vision emphasizes microscopic details over fundamentals 

A play in need of actors

ECONOMICS & POLICY

An accumulation of economic woes

Tacking corruption, electricity mafiosos, and the lack of economic vision
Take initiatives to fix the state
Making sense of how politics impacts legislative output

Arab summit shows a Lebanon at the mercy of disinterested regional powers

Out in the cold

Advocating true wisdom

A call for rational uncertainty

Currency conundrum

The Lebanese lira and the Dutch disease

The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum

A Lebanese perspective

Seeking climate consensus

The Paris Agreement machine, and its moving parts, are now a serious business

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

(Not) drowning their sorrows

Spirit distributors discuss an overall challenging 2018

The juniper way

Meet four local gin producers

Gemmayze 2.0

New faces are cooking up a revival

LAST WORD

Misplaced trust

Freedom of speech under threat in Lebanon

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