The latest issue of Mideast Monitor is out, and I’ve got an article in it called “Deconstructing the Popular Vote in Lebanon’s Elections,” a more polished version of a post that originally appeared on this blog last month. I highly urge you to read the other articles in the issue, as they are all excellent.
Gary Gambill examines Aoun’s political support today and asks where the FPM will go from here. In a second article, Gambill takes a look at “the pivotal role of Lebanon’s Armenian Christians.” Finally, Benedetta Berti studies the all-important issue of electoral reform.
In other news, Walid Jumblatt is insisting that he does not intend to join the opposition, and that March 14 will retain its majority in parliament, putting to rest all the conspiracy theories about March 8 turning the tables on Hariri’s efforts to finish assembling the cabinet of his choice.