Congressional Briefing: American Task Force for Lebanon

Posted by Guest on June 15, 2017 in Blog

By Sarah Decker

When discussing the Syrian refugee crisis, we often hear about the strain on economies in the European Union, like Greece and Germany, the imagined terror threats associated with these incoming populations, or even legislation designed to halt their migration, such as the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban. Yet the media very rarely mentions the challenges faced by the people, government, and institutions of the country hosting the world’s largest number of Syrian refugees: Lebanon.

With a population of approximately four million people, Lebanon is currently hosting 1.5 million Syrian refugees, making one third of Lebanon Syrian – the equivalent...

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RNC 2016: Lebanon

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

"Hezbollah, controlling over 100,000 missiles in Lebanon, must be isolated and Lebanon’s independence restored."

 To read the full RNC 2016 Platform, click here

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Countdown Vol. 14, No. 8: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

Posted on March 10, 2016 in Countdown
Countdown is AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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Unite Lebanon Youth Project to Receive Award for Institutional Excellence at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 24, 2016 in Blog
Unite Lebanon Youth Project to Receive Award for Institutional Excellence at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala
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AAI Launches the Arab American Leadership Council Study Tour: Arab American Public Servants Connect with Arab World

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 28, 2016 in Blog
The Arab American Institute is proud to launch its first annual Arab American Leadership Council Middle East Study Tour as part of our Arab American Generations programming. Six Arab American elected officials traveled to the Gulf, North Africa, and the Levant to learn about key US foreign policy issues and hear from the region's leaders.
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There's a way out of a trash-filled Beirut

Posted by Rawan Elbaba on November 06, 2015 in Blog
With Beirut literally drowning in garbage, Lebanon’s trash problem has continued to worsen. Refuse has been piling up most notably alongside Beirut streets for the past few months due to the closure of Lebanon’s largest landfill in July of this year. The divided parliament has yet to designate new dumping grounds. For a country of 4 million people, plus an added 2 million refugees from neighboring countries like Syria, the trash is making daily life more and more difficult.
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"You Stink"

Posted on August 31, 2015 in Washington Watch
It was a stroke of genius that Lebanon's young protesters named their movement "You Stink". In just two words, they captured both the essence of their country's immediate crisis and its longer-term structural problems.
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Cleaning Up Lebanon

Posted by Waseem Mardini on August 27, 2015 in Blog
The mountains of trash that have been piling up in the city this summer are but one symptom of the widespread corruption and dysfunction of Lebanese political officials. Municipal mismanagement has prevented effective delivery of electricity and water. Beirut residents must endure regular blackouts. Lebanon holds the dubious honor of having some of the slowest internet speeds of any country in the world.
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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 27: Backsliding

Posted on August 27, 2015 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: Huckabee in Israel, protests in Lebanon, the 14th amendment, and more
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