(My Middle East)

77 days with a journalist, Lebanon, and a list of non sequiturs

Archive for June 1st, 2009

Need help understanding the Lebanese elections?

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March 8 and March 14,  Hezbollah and Amal, Lebanese Forces and Kataeb. Lebanese politics is layered in history and can be very unapproachable. For anyone starting to figure it out Deen Sharp, a Beirut free lance journalist ,has some great resources, including background on Lebanon’s main political parties, an explanation of the parliament and a Lebanese media guide.. (Speaking of which my story on the independent youth media  outlet got pushed to tomorrow)

As a British business professor at AUB was explaining to me, politics here is  absurdly labyrinthine for a country with the population the size of Houston, TX. But what Houston is not, is a battleground country for the biggest players in the Middle East and  the world.

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Written by stephenddockery

June 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm