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Karim Barakat


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.

03 November, 2015

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.

22 October, 2015

Comment: Libya and Lebanon, on the surface, may not seem very similar - yet both exhibit signs of a failed state, argues Karim Barakat.

12 October, 2015

Comment: The tables are turning in Syria, as the international community prepares itself for President Assad's eventual rehabilitation, writes Karim Barakat

29 September, 2015

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.

25 September, 2015

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.

07 September, 2015

Comment: Several political figures are looking to co-opt the street protest movement as it seeks the resignation of the government, warns Karim Barakat.

31 August, 2015

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.

27 August, 2015