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Clientelism, Vote Buying, and Ballot Reform in Lebanon

We’re a year away from the next Lebanese parliamentary elections, and there has been no final agreement on the proposed reforms for the next electoral law. Proportional representation seems to be dead in the water. Expatriate voting in overseas embassies may also be a pipe dream at this late stage, and the same goes for … Continue reading

News and Notes (January 6, 2009)

Spencer Ackerman reminds me that he has drawn upon a wealth of evidence to conclude that Al-Qaeda is weaker, and not just the piece I pounced upon (about the panty bomber). Hussein Agha and Robert Malley’s must-read essay for the New York Review of Books, “Israel & Palestine: Can they start over?” The Project on … Continue reading

Vote on the Next Government’s Agenda

A few days ago, I asked readers to submit what they considered to be the most important priorities for the new Lebanese government to tackle. Although this exercise remains a hypothetical thought experiment (due to the continuing stalemate over the cabinet formation), here’s hoping that your efforts will not be in vain. Vote for your … Continue reading

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