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September 15, 2020
Killing at least 200 and robbing many others of their homes and livelihoods, last month’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut shows the dreadful human cost of corrupt governance. Long before the blasts shook the city, government failures had been mounting and citizens were demanding increased... Read More
May 06, 2020
COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other leaders who have been the “first responders” in our global fight to protect and strengthen democracy. In this new... Read More
May 07, 2018
After nine years of political deadlock, Lebanon finally held parliamentary elections on Sunday, May 6. The historic day saw both democratic achievements, the election of six women, and a few setbacks,... Read More
March 13, 2018
In late January a winter storm swept hundreds of tons of trash onto resort beaches north of Beirut, covering the once picturesque shore in a sea of sodden plastic and debris.... Read More
March 27, 2015
March, a historic month in Lebanese history, should push Lebanese citizens and government officials to reflect on the country’s current challenges and find political compromise. The Cedar Revolution, sparked by the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on February 14, 2005, peacefully forced... Read More
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Jenna Consigli

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Division