The Geopolitics of Energy in the East Mediterranean
*Separate registration for IN PERSON and ONLINE attendees below. A series of discoveries over the past decade revealed that the East Mediterranean region sits on large reserves of natural gas. […]
The East Mediterranean’s Energy Resources Are More Important Than Ever
Competition over the energy resources of the Eastern Mediterranean did not start with Russia’s war in Ukraine, it has been going on since 2009.
Lebanon Falls Short on Refugee Returns
Following months of public statements in support of their supposed refugee return plan, Lebanese officials have begun sending Syrian refugees to neighbouring Syria. This effort falls against the backdrop of […]
The Lebanon-Israel maritime deal: A masterstroke from Hezbollah?
Hezbollah’s approach to Lebanon’s historic maritime deal with Israel is canny because it can be interpreted in two ways. As the Lebanese government rubs its hands in anticipation of potential lucrative hydrocarbon […]
Lebanon’s New Lawmakers and the Potential of Parliamentary Friendship Groups
In May 2022, Lebanon held parliamentary elections with a turnout of 49.2 per cent, including the votes of Lebanese expatriates living abroad[i]—a 0.5 per cent drop since 2018. Yet the […]
Can Lebanon and Israel avoid war by solving their maritime border dispute?
Lebanon and Israel are stuck in indirect negotiations over where the lines should be drawn with respect to their maritime borders and the scope of each state’s rights to explore […]