Karim Barakat is an instructor in philosophy at the American University of Beirut.
Comment: The failure of Lebanon's civil society to balance the call for resolving the garbage crisis with ending sectarianism allowed the Lebanese government to push for sectarian solutions, writes Barakat.
Comment: The AKP has chosen to follow a dangerous strategy, one which jeopardises Turkey's stability and which might affect accession talks - unless something changes soon.
Comment: Libya and Lebanon, on the surface, may not seem very similar - yet both exhibit signs of a failed state, argues Karim Barakat.
Comment: The tables are turning in Syria, as the international community prepares itself for President Assad's eventual rehabilitation, writes Karim Barakat
Comment: New forms of expression in Beirut have transformed the recent protests into something more inclusive and powerful. Yet, international consensus on Lebanon's status quo appears unchanged.
Comment: Images of violence have shaped international policy on Syria, though they have yet to inspire the public to demand an end to the war.
Comment: Several political figures are looking to co-opt the street protest movement as it seeks the resignation of the government, warns Karim Barakat.
Comment: Removing religious belief from politics is the only way for the Arab world to advance. Medieval Europeans did it, and so should we, writes Karim Barakat.