Beirut Port explosion articles

The role of the diaspora in healing Lebanon

The role of the diaspora in healing Lebanon

Reading Time: 5 minutes The sudden economic and financial collapse, the scarcity of resources, the social unrest exacerbated by a political crisis, all these have left Lebanon facing the abyss of a failed state and the impending disintegration of the country’s social fabric. The currency is in free fall, prices of basic goods are skyrocketing, there are liquidity shortages,

Q&A with notorious cyclist Lance Armstrong and investment tycoon Tom Barrack

Reading Time: 12 minutes Diaspora as a state of mental allegiance Viewing the cityscape of Beirut’s Achrafieh district is like an invitation to rethink the meaning and the importance of the Lebanese diaspora, in a time where the capital and the entire country is in desperate need of support, including monetary assistance along with human sympathy and encouragement. Both

Reversing the Trend of Emotional Lows: The Case of the Beirut Explosion

Reading Time: < 1 minute “The impact of a traumatic event of this intensity and scale goes well beyond what the eye can see. It is therefore important to acknowledge that victims of this traumatic event are not only limited to survivors of physical injuries, as victims include responders and witnesses who might also exhibit psychological and emotional distress. In

To you, our enemy

Reading Time: 2 minutes The massive destruction caused by criminal negligence on behalf of our politicians is impossible to assess. Innocent lives were lost. Property, seaport, livelihoods, schools, hospitals, homes, jobs, businesses, trade, dreams, and aspirations were totally destroyed. The impact of this deadly criminal act will reverberate for years to come.  Beyond razing the wonderful cultural heritage from


Reading Time: 12 minutes Truthful words are not beautiful. Beautiful words are not truthful. Good men do not argue. Those who argue are not good. Those who know are not learned. The learned do not know. Lao Tzu At this pivotal moment of Lebanon’s history, it would be counterproductive and even evil to mince words. It is, in the