Prince Charming Is Not Coming and It May Be for the Better || written By : Mona Fawaz | Monday, October 28, 2019
Almost two weeks into Lebanon’s intifada, anxiety levels are rising. While hope for the government’s resignation and the instigation of a process of political transformation are high, the absence of a “leader” who guides the crowds seems to be the primary concern. participating in the ongoing demonstrations.
Protesters in Iraq and Lebanon are transcending societal divides to oppose political systems that are rooted in division. But can the unity last? Yasmeen Serhan
Researching the talks on forming a new Iraqi ruling coalition, our Senior Adviser for Iraq Maria Fantappie finds a country whose youth, women, civil society, officials and even politicians are hungry for bottom-up change to a stalemated, top-down system of governance.