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Lebanon, Dreamland

For all of their original home country’s great history and culture, and the beauty of its landscapes, Lebanon remains a destiny of desire for emigrants, but no more.

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Donald Trump and William Shakespeare

Let’s give credit where credit is due: In his tweets, the U.S. President channels his inner William Shakespeare with amazing aplomb.

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US Impeachment and UK Prorogation: Back to 1710

The last time an impeachment process in the U.S. and prorogation of Parliament in the UK were simultaneously in the news was in 1710.

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Beyond Sino-American Rivalry: Whose Global Narrative?

Is a chastened West that has lost its positive edge doomed to cede innovative impulses for global affairs to China?

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One Cheer for Argentina: Messi Is Still the Best

I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? – Lionel Messi.

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Uncomfortable Truths: “No Charge” Immigrants

Trump’s public charge principle could usefully operate globally.

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Boris Johnson: Africa and the Commonwealth Beware

Johnson thinks Africa can benefit from adopting more British values. He wants it to be a carbon copy of its former colonial masters.

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Child Trafficking: A Global Scourge

The elimination of child exploitation is a daunting task. But it is achievable if effective programs are put in place.

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Alzheimer’s: An Artistic View

Syrian-American photographer Bachar Azmeh gives his artistic interpretation of what happens in the brains of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

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Health Consequences of Overwork

Death by overwork affects not only the families of the deceased, but also the industries they worked in and the national economy.

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