Mouafac Harb

  • Neutrality vs. Reality 

    Calls for declaring the neutrality of Lebanon from regional conflicts returned to the forefront of the national debate, injecting a new controversial subject...

  • Virtual victory lap by Tehran in Lebanon 

    President Joseph Biden was quicker than former President Donald Trump in delivering on his campaign pledge in launching the process to rejoin the JCPOA before...

  • In a Biden administration, Lebanon may have to wait 

    The foreign policy and the national security team designated by President-elect Biden is complete and ready to hit the ground running in dealing with the...

  • Democracy: Washington vs. Beirut 

    Watching the news of the insurrection in Washington and the events that followed, one cannot but draw comparisons and lessons as it applies to the Lebanese...

  • Reality check: It is a ruse 

    We learn at an early age that there are no “stupid questions,” but there is one exception which is widely asked in Lebanon: Where is the evidence of...

  • Lebanon 2021: The beginning of the end? 

    Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of country as we know it, or the beginning of the end of the crisis that has engulfed Lebanon for more than a year?...

  • Putin, Assad and peace 

    Those who were opposed to former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, mainly in the Middle East, are not thrilled to see President-elect Joe Biden filling...

  • No luxury of time 

    The team is losing one-nil and the game entered into injury time, but the losing team decided to resort to wasting time. This is what the Lebanese leaders are...

  • The Iran deal and dilemma 

    Draconian sanctions, the erroneous downing of the Ukrainian civilian aircraft and the targeting of a leading commander and nuclear scientists inside Iran in...

  • Time to get your act together 

    Over a year ago brave young Lebanese took to the streets in protest against the government’s corruption and incompetence, but a wily and entrenched political...

  • Biden and US foreign policy 

    From now until Jan. 20, 2021,when President-elect Joe Biden takes over, a lot of things could still happen. Executive orders remain in effect until either...

  • The world is fed up with us 

    For how long will the world continue to pay attention to Lebanon’s self-inflicted problems and tolerate its leaders?The French initiative, labeled as the last...

  • Lebanese American voters and the US elections 

    If Lebanese were allowed to participate in the upcoming American presidential elections, they would cast their votes based on their own political inclinations...

  • Is Hezbollah mutating? 

    War in Syria, US sanctions, loss of military commanders, local pressure and fast transforming regional alliances are forcing Hezbollah to adapt its tactics...

  • The unmistakable path to collapse 

    In the country where there is no shortage in experts and opinions about any subject, we hear so many scenarios and theories on how to get out of the current...

  • Tweet and shout: Lebanon's new 'Civil War' 

    A civil war is raging among Lebanese not on the streets of Beirut, but on social media outlets, leaving doubts whether Lebanon is anytime closer to become a...

  • Elephant or donkey, and the Serail 

    The easiest and most common answer that politicians and observers give nowadays as to why Lebanon, despite the severe economic crisis, cannot end the current...

  • The Paris Accord? 

    There is a good reason why all agreements that have governed Lebanon’s politics life and represented turning points in the future of the country are named...