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Aoun and the Future

Aoun and the Future

A couple of years ago, shortly before the end of President Michel Sleiman’s term in office, I wrote an essay asking why Lebanon needed a President, given the relative powerlessness of the position. Here’s the payoff paragraph: Twenty-five years after Ta’if inaugurated Lebanon’s Second Republic and nearly nine years after the Syrian departure gave us a new, mysterious set … Continue reading

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Qifa Nabki [ˈki-fə ˈneb-kē] is a blog about Levantine politics, history, and culture, written by Elias Muhanna, the Manning Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University. A specialist in Classical Arabic literature and Islamic intellectual history, Elias also writes frequently for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation, Foreign Policy, and The Guardian. Become a fan on Facebook to meet other readers and follow Elias on Twitter. For media inquiries, please provide an email address and/or a telephone number via the contact page.

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