Damian Ostaszewski

Economic Distress Increases Opposition of the Lebanese People

“The protests were triggered by a tax on WhatsApp voice calls that the government quickly ditched. But the government could not contain the anger of a population that is sick and tired of economic stagnation, endemic corruption and a lack of basic public services.” The new Lebanese government was formed less than a year ago …

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History is Beginning to Repeat Itself, as Protests Arise Once Again in Egypt.

Egypt has seen drastic changes of regime since ex-leader Hosni Mubarak was overthrown after a reign of 29 years. This change also mirrored what was happening in other Middle Eastern countries during the time which was called “the Arab Spring”. After the Arab Spring, Mohamed Morsi won the election in Egypt, which was the first …

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