How Corruption Corroded Healthcare and Electricity in Lebanon
From children and adolescents rummaging through rubbish bins in search of scraps of food or aluminum cans, to elderly people selling minuscule commodities on the streets of Beirut and deprived of any modicum of social protections to live out their twilight years in dignity, Lebanon’s socioeconomic collapse is in full swing. In mid-2020, when the […]
Petroleum Prosperity in Lebanon: a Reachable Reality, or a Distant Myth?
A Chronicle of Lebanon’s Oil and Gas Pursuits There is no denying the profound impact oil has had on humankind. In the Middle East, entire nations have risen to great heights, quite literally fueled by newfound petroleum wealth. While the oil and gas history of the Middle East dates back to the beginning of the […]
A Call for Active Citizen Lobbying in Lebanon’s Electricity Sector
EDL Power Rationing and the Parallel Network of Micro Monopolies The Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) was a major turning point which presented severe consequences on the local electricity infrastructure. During the war, EDL was unable to keep up with the rapid urban and demographic redistribution caused by the conflict and failed to adapt its network […]