(My Middle East)

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

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Deliciousness

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Quickly taken photo of a wam half eaten cinnamon roll

Quickly taken photo of a wam half eaten cinnamon roll

Theres a sweet shop in Hamra on my way home from work that I love stopping by when I walk home. The sweets are delicious (today I had a cinnamon roll, warmed it, delicious) And the gray haired mustachioed (handle bar!) man who sells them is pretty awesome too. Its right before Jeanne D’Arc street across from the intersection from Flying Pizza. I’ll update with the name when I figure it out.

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Written by stephenddockery

July 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Story on Lebanon’s failed state ranking

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I have a story in The Daily Star today on Lebanon’s recent ranking as the 29th most failed state in the world, an improvement on last years rankings.

Be sure to read the article explaing the index before looking at all of the rankings from Foreign Policy and the Fund for Peace. 

The Foreign Policy articles accompanying index are worth checking out too. My favorite was the one on green zones in the failed states.

Written by stephenddockery

July 2, 2009 at 11:55 am