Why Lebanon May Be ISIS’s Next Target

This article first appeared in The Huffington Post on September 4, 2015. ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is sometimes referred to as ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The term Levant refers to the geographic region in the Middle East that includes Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. If ISIS seeks to expand its would-be caliphate outside of … [Read more...]

An Economic Solution to a Humanitarian Crisis

This article was first published to The Huffington Post on May 20, 2015. Photo credit to Romeo Gacad via Getty Images. "For the displaced of Southeast Asia, the outlook remains dark. Even by the most optimistic estimates no more than half the present refugee population will be resettled in the foreseeable future. What's to become of the others?" That quote is from an … [Read more...]

Calling All Lebanese

This blog was originally posted in The Huffington Post on November 25, 2013. The most under-reported aspect of the civil war in Syria is the monumental refugee crisis in Lebanon. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that over 2.2 million Syrians have fled their country. 824,000 people have sought refuge in neighboring Lebanon. Other sources … [Read more...]