A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East
Apr04

A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East

few days after Donald Trump was inaugurated, Jared Kushner sat down to decide how to reshape the Middle East. During the campaign, Trump had promised a sweeping transformation of the region. Steve Bannon, Trump’s senior aide and ideologist at the time, told me recently, “Our plan was to annihilate the physical caliphate of isis in Iraq and Syria—not attrition, annihilation—and to roll back the Persians. And force the Gulf states to...

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Lebanon is not bankrupt .. Who is bankrupt?

  Seventeen years ago, it was taboo to speak or even point to an economic crisis in Lebanon. The charge was ready against the “few” warning of the downward path, and the aggravation of religion! No matter who raised the voice is considered “against the reconstruction of the country and a leftist against evolution and wants the re-planning that ended with the communist regime!”   Suddenly, after the...

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2018 .. Economically!

Will 2018 be the year of economic transformation? The current political and economic challenges are strong today for Lebanon to characterize the benefits of next year. At the same time, the conditions seem to be ripe for more than one level to meet these benefits and to make the required change. Between the economic deterioration and the many negative indicators and the mobile crises in various sectors and the maturity of the...

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The budget is approved… not approved?!

Finally, the government passed the budget review, and approved it, after its president got angry, then calmed down and the ministers returned to the cabinet meeting, allowing the white smoke to come out. Until the time of this writing, there is no official information on what actually happened, and according to the ministers, their interpretations were divergent and varied, and sometimes even contradictory in the understanding of what...

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Between .. responsibility and insolence

Exactly 21 years ago, the treasurer of the political class has announced a tax on gasoline to finance the series of wages and salaries supposed to have been associated with salary correction that day. The so-called “can” tax was sufficient to finance the promised series and to provide the treasury income needed that day. The tax was approved and became inherent with gasoline, even for years it was more expensive than...

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