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Ziad Moussa (UAE-Lebanon)

Researcher. Specialities: Foreign Policy in the Middle East, NGOs perspectives, natural resources.

Will decentralized solar power become the solution to Lebanon’s electricity blackouts?

The electricity scene in Lebanon is notorious for long power cuts leaving households, retailers, and industries in near-permanent anemia. Since decades chronic...

Afghanistan: U.S. loss is China’s gain

Afghanistan by itself is a true spoil of war. Ever since Soviet geologists mapped Afghanistan’s crags and valleys for minerals and raw...
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Russian base in Sudan: An unfinished business?

Things may change between Sudan and Russia. Or not. During a visit to Moscow, Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam al-Mahdi had said, lawmakers...
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Energy: UAE gains its first nuclear power plant

In a first of its kind in the Middle East, the UAE is set to host a nuclear power plant in the...
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Libya: The economic potential of a failed state

The international community knows this: Libya is a model of a failed state. But a failed state with potential. Nine years since...
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Iraq’s missed economic opportunities fueling strife

Years of economic mismanagement, corruption and runaway spending has fueled an uprising in civilian protests in Iraq that has killed scores of...
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Lebanon Inc., With a little help from my friends

“Our house is burning and we are looking elsewhere,” the French President Jacques Chirac said, back in 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable...
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The 1001 challenges facing Syrian refugees in Lebanon

It comes as no surprise, the new UN annual report shows how Syrian refugees in Lebanon still face many challenges. Lebanon Crisis...
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Hezbollah as “terror entity”: UK says ‘yes’, EU says ‘no’

Sorry UK, but branding Hezbollah as "terror entity" seems a bit anachronistic given the mess it has created for itself with Brexit...
Illicit arms sales brings new dimension to Yemen war

Illicit arms sales brings new dimension to Yemen war

It comes as no surprise, illicit arms and weapons have been flowing into the war in Yemen with numerous examples of such...