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MARCH 2013

by reeda

MARCH 2013




Raping the women of Tahrir
Organized mobs attempting to silence Egyptian womens’ voices

A disappearing border
Northern Lebanon embroiled in Syrian war

Syria’s fallen symbols of state
Loss of Al Thawra dam reverberates through Damascus

Weaving the silk pipeline
Beijing set to be Baghdad's largest oil producer and purchaser

Ahmadinejad’s burning bridges
President’s animosity with political elites threatens interesting exit

Libya’s Senussi smiles at injustice abroad
Qadhafi’s former right hand man happy to be falsely tried

Lazy journalism threatens Tunisia
Lack of fact-checking exacerbates growing insecurity

‘Qatargate’ breaks open
Dirty dealings in Doha’s winning World Cup bid

Israel openly pulling America’s strings
Hagel saga shows Jewish lobby’s power over US political process

Teaching dependence
How Lebanese children are being tutored to a fault


Assir’s economics
Fundamentalist sheikh talks piety, the national debt and Hezbollah’s arms


A strategy to legalize civil marriage
How to keep the momentum in the battle for civil ceremonies

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Edmond Mountran
Memac Ogilvy’s

Raja Trad
Leo Burnett MENA

Christian Cappe
MENA Cristal Festival

Tarek Daouk
Starcom MediaVest Group

Marwan Kai
Media International Services

H&C Leo Burnett
A discussion with Bechara Mouzannar, Kamil Kuran and Nada Abi Saleh

Striving for real Middle Eastern journalism
How the Internet is undermining our freedom

Flipping ‘Murphy’s Law’ in Lebanon
From ‘what can go wrong, will’, to ‘if it can be done, it will’

Network Communication group
Expanding online and across the region


Welcome to the snake pit
The race for hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean changing political alliances

Still no to the WTO
Lebanon’s bid to join the World Trade Organization all but finished

Making the reward worth the risk
Lebanon will have to appeal to international oil companies for investment

Finding new ways to extract
Rethinking oil exploration in the Middle East

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Developing human capital
Boston Consulting Group’s Sven-Olaf Vathje on improving your staff


Lebanon’s banking sector still well-fueled
Profits under pressure but a resilient performance nonetheless

How Lebanon could raise $1 billion per year
Tapping into patriotism could make diaspora bonds work

Look to the East
Weakening yen makes Japanese equities a good investment

Investment ideas: June 2013
Where should you put your money next month


Big bets on Smallville
Tapping into the mid-range hotel market

Tripoli’s new plot of gold
Sidestepping restrictions help Blom develop land


Battle of the Malls
ABC and Le Mall go head to head in bid to be Beirut’s top venue


Turning Japanese
Noa restaurant brings a taste of Tokyo cuisine to Lebanon

Not just your grandpa’s car
Classic design meets technology in Cadillac ATS

Why Blackberry Z10 may struggle
A great device is being hobbled by slovenly software



The Detroit of the Middle East
Beirut now officially a terrible place to live