Beirut Madinati and Political Shift in the ME

After carefully reading the 2 articles on Lebanon by Kamal Salibi (both are attached), and the PowerPoint presentation we had on Lebanon (also attached), please read the following Foreign Policy magazine article: http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/05/26/beiruts-loveable-losers/?utm_content=buffer533ca&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The article discusses why the political coalition of “Beirut Madinati” is a significant and positive change for Lebanon and the wider Middle East region.

You will have to write a paper linking the 2 Salibi readings with the more recent article and achievements of “Beirut Madinati.”

Paper Research Question:
Your paper should answer the following question: “Why is the Beirut Madinati movement significant for Lebanon despite the fact that they lost in the Beirut municipal elections? What does this movement teach the Lebanese about their identity?”

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