Nadim Shehadi

Nadim Shehadi is the executive director of the LAU Headquarters and Academic Center in New York and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House in London.

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Failed state or battered state — the narratives dividing Lebanon

Two parallel narratives about Lebanon prevail: One is about the country being a failed state and the other is about a state that has been battered until it failed.

March 21, 2021

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon gave us the truth; it must be reinforced

The murder of Lebanese cultural entrepreneur and political activist Lokman Slim this month has led to a resurgence of the kind of demands for accountability and “the truth” that protesters in Beirut called for in 2005 following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

February 27, 2021

Biden needs clear strategy to end US’ tit-for-tat approach

A multipolar world is one of competing visions, strategies and actions. During inauguration week in the US, there is much speculation about the new administration’s worldview and the position of the Middle East in that context.

January 20, 2021