Pierre Akiki is a Lebanese journalist and Al-Araby al-Jadeed contributor.
The Lebanese have an opportunity to bring about real change after six years without elections, but the corruption entrenched in the sectarian system is a formidable challenge, argues Pierre Akiki.
Analysis: Up to 250,000 people died in the conflict, according to accepted estimates. However Pierre Akiki, of the Lebanon Renaissance Foundation, arrived at very different figures in a recent study.
Comment: On the 40th anniversary of Lebanon's civil war, it is worth asking whether the period of relative peace since 1990 has merely been preparation for a next round.