Lebanon’s Human Security in Defense Strategy: Prospects for Civil Military Cooperation

This paper published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Lebanon Office authored by Dr. Imad Salemey and Dr. Maria Noujaim delves into the concept of human security, advocating for it as the essence of societal defense from fear and want.

Echoes from Lebanon

Arts and Politics in Lebanon in Times of Crisis - A Collective Virtual Exhibition

Echoes from Lebanon is a Virtual Art Exhibition under the theme of Arts & Politics. The concept was created and organized by I Have Learned Academy in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Lebanon Office.


“Horizont” is the German translation of Horizon. It illustrates the endeavor of KAS Lebanon to host representatives of its partners and potential partners to speak, everyone in accordance to his/her field of expertise, about Lebanon. Especially about reform related topics.

SMEs of Beirut Rising FROM THE RUBBLE

A synopsis to support SMEs and freelancers.

Konstantin Rintelmann

Die Protestkultur im Libanon

Libanons Sonderweg seit dem Ausbruch des Arabischen Frühlings

Während sich ab Ende 2010 in seinen Nachbarländern der Reihe nach Massenproteste anbahnten, die zum Teil auch schnell eine gewaltsame Dimension annahmen, blieb es im Libanon verhältnismäßig ruhig. Über das Jahr 2011 hinweg kam es lediglich vereinzelt zu kleineren Protesten, die in ihrem Versuch, auf der Grundlage einer nationalen, konfessionsübergreifenden Kampagne politischen Druck gegenüber der Regierung aufzubauen, eher homogen in Bildungsstand und Herkunft blieben. Zu einer landesweiten und inklusiven Massenmobilisierung sollte es im Libanon erst 2019 kommen.


The “MODEL OF LEBANESE-ARMENIANS” written by Yeghia Tashjian analyses the impact of the communitarian approach as a way for Re-discovering Armenian Nationalism, responding to socio-economic crisis and rendering a consolidated communitarian response front vis a vis challenges. Download the article to learn more about it.

Breaking the Bank: Alternative Pathways to Lebanons Broken Banking Sector

In the absence of relevant legislation, informal capital controls and the currency crisis, Lebanese small and medium depositors are not only confronted by a harsh devaluation of their savings, but also enormous challenges to gain access to their deposits. Are there alternative options for the Lebanese to store value, preserve wealth and run Lebanon’s finances? Investing in physical assets can be unsustainable; vulnerable to theft and unexpected market collapse, the trend for luxury cars and real estate is likely to be short-lived. In our latest policy paper authored by our partner Triangle, we explore the option of credit unions and other types of financial cooperatives. These could have the power to diversify Lebanon’s homogeneous banking sector. This, in turn, could serve Lebanon well in the rocky years ahead: research shows that when banks do poorly, credit unions often do much better.

The Lebanon Chronicles

The Lebanon Chronicles is an independent platform for captivating, innovative journalism from Lebanon authored by young Lebanese journalists.

Going Hungry: The Empty Plates and Pockets of Lebanon

The Fight to Prevent Hunger amidst Pandemic and Recession

The deadly, mysterious COVID-19 pandemic has joined forces with the worst economic recession in decades to send food prices skyrocketing and household incomes nosediving. The result: almost half of the population struggles to put the most basic foods on their tables. In collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Triangle is publishing the first policy paper in a series "Pandemic Papers" following the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper critiques Lebanon’s complacent attitude to food security and proposes ways to uphold the old Lebanese adage that “nobody ever dies from hunger.”


Eine Krise zu viel

Staatsbankrott und COVID-19 mischen sich im Libanon zu einem toxischen Katalysator

Zum ersten Mal in seiner Geschichte hat der Libanon den Staatsbankrott erklärt – und verliert damit die Reputation seiner krisenresistenten Zahlungsfähigkeit. Das Bankensystem, ein Pfeiler der libanesischen Wirtschaft, ist seit den landesweiten Protesten des 17. Oktobers ins Wanken geraten. Das krankende Wirtschaftssystem wurde über die letzten Jahre mit einer kurzsichtigen Finanz- und Geldpolitik am Leben gehalten. Die Folgen der COVID-19 Ausbreitung werden der desolaten Wirtschaft einen zusätzlichen Schlag versetzen, dessen Folgen sich nur erahnen lassen.