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The Neoliberal Republic

Interview with Pierre France What question can the reader of your book answer after reading it?There are two questions. One could be framed as a response to a classic debate in comparative political science...

Trust in Divided Societies

State, Institutions and Governance in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine Abdelhadi Alijla Why do certain divided societies lack trust between their members more than others? Why are divided societies more prone to the collapse of...

Exchange rate increases – Prices follow

Fatih Ermis After remaining stable for over twenty years, the Lebanese currency started deviating from the fixed 1 USD = 1507 LBP exchange rate in September 2019. The relative price stability of the last...

The OIB is back on track

Sarah El Bulbeisi Simultaneously with most European countries, the Lebanese Government has eased the measures initiated to curb the dangers of pandemic spread recently. The reopening of the Beirut airport yesterday July 1 heralds...

Back to a New Normality

Hans-Peter Pökel On March 18 2020, together with some colleagues I returned from Beirut to Germany due to the unexpected circumstances that reminded us of the importance of the smallest and even invisible things:...

Relaunch of the OIBlog

After the OIBlog Mish ma32ool (“unbelievable”) was first launched in late 2012, we are now relaunching it with a number of changes in structure, focus and content, which will be introduced in this and...

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