Since the explosion on August 4th, Beirut has been the centre of the world stage upon which international leaders have taken it upon themselves to arrive with their own help. The Lebanese government has done nothing, if not hindering help, and even more embarassingly allowed their helpless peoples to be at the mercy of NGOs’ initiative. Antonios put forward a possible strategy for the ripped-apart country to move forward.
“I sincerely hope that you’re not one of those selfie-obsessives” Lord Jeremy ‘Paddy’ Ashdown jokes as he enters one of the Forum’s numerous faux-salubrious seminar rooms. Dismissing the accusation, I happily reassure him that the next twenty minutes will not consist of any gratuitous and/or narcissistic camera angles, to which he chuckles. Even in his mid-seventies, […]