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February 2017

by Executive Editors


Free minds of Lebanon, unite!



Only change is constant
2017 looks set to continue the upheaval of the recent past

Precious momentum
Oil & gas decrees passed and bidding set to begin

It still stinks
The new government cannot ignore waste management

Stand up for Lebanon
No harm in prioritizing Lebanon as long as we remain a part of the wider world



How to have a fair election
Parliament is weighing different proposals

Real risks and fake pathos
Outlook on global risk scenarios >

A roadmap for the first licensing round
Government passes long awaited decrees

A full load of plans to spur on the economy
Interview with Minister of Economy and Trade

The administration’s missing cogs
Worrisome vacancies in senior position

Putting meat on the skeleton of the state
Prospects are high for adoption of a budget

Interview with a public servant
Alain Bifani talks about life in the civil service

Shedding light on a black market
One step forward, two steps back in curbing illegal phone imports

Yossi Alpher, No End of Conflict
Rethinking Israel-Palestine relations



The power of a snowflake
A positive winter season revitalizes Lebanon’s resort towns

Of spirits and whiskies
Lebanon’s alcohol distributors discuss growth and trends



No silver bullet
Removing one man will not fix Lebanon’s internet