Title Author(s) Publishing Date Summary Keywords Dossier
Les ONG locales libanaises comme facteur de stabilité : théorie(s) et application à Ersal Déborah Prati October, 2016 Cette étude de cas essentiellement fondée sur des entretiens avec des acteurs humanitaires locaux présents à Ersal, vise à analyser le rôle et l’impact des organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG) locales sur les populations bénéficiant de leurs services, aussi bien en temps de crise humanitaire que sécuritaire. Le contexte particulier d’Ersal au Liban permet en effet d’étudier l’impact des acteurs locaux dans des situations critiques. Il s’agit ainsi de montrer qu’en raison de leur rôle fondamental dans la cohésion sociale, les ONG locales et nationales contribuent à la stabilité locale par le rapprochement de groupes parfois divisés. Cette idée fondamentale est la base d’une réflexion sur les politiques sécuritaires actuelles qui omettent presque entièrement les acteurs locaux comme facteur de stabilité et de prévention des conflits. Or, le rôle des ONG locales doit être reconnu comme étant complémentaire à celui d’autres institutions sécuritaires. Humanitarian Crises, Security, Social Cohesion, Stability, Crisis Prevention & Recovery, refugees Civil Society Observatory
Volunteerism as a key to improved resilience and a strengthened local response to crises within Lebanon. Madeleine Maxwell Hart August, 2016 Volunteerism, grassroots, Bottom-up change, volunteers Civil Society Observatory
الجيش والمجتمع: شرعية الجيش اللبناني في دولة ومجتمع الطوائف Marie Kortam August, 2016 يحلِّل هذا المقال تمثّلات المدنيين في طرابلس عن الجيش اللبناني وفق ثلاث مراحل نعتبرها مفصليةً في تطور العلاقة بين الجيش والمدنيين. كانت هذه العلاقة المدنية ـ العسكرية مبنيةً في المرحلة الأولى على القطيعة والاصطدام الطائفي اليومي وانعدام الثقة في الجيش. أما المرحلة الثانية، فتتمثّل بالتواصل الحذر ومدّ الجسور بين الجيش والمدنيين بهدف استعادة السلم الأهلي والاجتماعي، وكسب الثقة المتبادلة. أخيرًا، شهدت المرحلة الثالثة فرض الأمم المتحدة والمجتمع الدولي نموذجًا جديدًا على الجيش من خلال مفهومٍ مدني جديدٍ للأمن وللتموضع داخل المجتمع بهدف بناء علاقاتٍ عسكريةٍ ـ مدنيةٍ آمنةٍ وسليمة. Security & Policing, Tripoli, Lebanese Armed Forces Conflict Analysis Project
France and Eastern Christians: beneath a controversial mobilisation Camille Lons June, 2016

This paper explores the relationship between France and Eastern Christians while analysing how the rise of the Islamic State in 2014 has prompted French mobilisation in favor of Christian communities within the areas. Viewing Christians communities as the roots of their culture, French politicians and civil society organisations have come to the rescue of Eastern Christians. Despite this, the policies favoring Eastern Christians do not come without their own political agenda and ideological foundations. In turn, this challenges the neutrality of French humanitarianism. 

Eastern Christians, France, Mobilisation, Refugee Crises
Is justice for everyone? Arbitrary detention and torture of Islamists in Lebanon Camille Lons March, 2016 Although it is difficult to clearly establish the link between “Islamists” and high rates of arbitrary detention and torture, the security and political context surrounding the issues make Islamists a particularly vulnerable population to arbitrary arrest, detention, unfair sentences, torture and ill-treatment. This article aims to understand the special circumstances of the “Islamists" case, and demonstrate the wide range of Human Rights violations perpetrated under the protection and guise of preserving State security. It is based on a series of interviews with lawyers, representative of Human Rights NGOs and a former detainee. Justice, Islamists, Arbitrary detention, Roumieh Prison Conflict Analysis Project
بين "عرسال التي تحتضتن الارهاب" و "عرسال خط احمر" عرسال مطوقة من جميع الجهات Nidal Ayoub November, 2015 Syrian Refugees, livelihoods of refugee and host community families, Living Conditions Conflict Analysis Project
Electricity workers in Lebanon, and the fate of labour, national development, and governance Yazan al-Saadi June, 2015 As eyes were peeled elsewhere in 2012, Lebanon was experiencing significant developments. The most notable of these moments within the Lebanese front were the demonstrations and push-backs by various labour movements against political and economic structures that have dominated the state for so long. Collective Action, Workers, Electricite Du Liban Socio-Economic Rights Base, Conflict Analysis Project
Restrictions, perceptions, and possibilities of Syrian refugees' self-agency in Lebanon Yazan al-Saadi February, 2015 There are over a million registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and unofficial estimates place the total number of Syrians dispersed around the country at over two million. Syrian Refugees, Lebanon, Restrictions, Self-Agency, Perception, Ownership, Community empowerment Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project
Protesting, negotiations, and dysfunctional politics: The case of the abducted Lebanese soldiers Yazan al-Saadi December, 2014 Extinguishing a tire on fire is very hard. To start one is equally difficult. A tire must be heated to at least 400 degrees Celsius for several minutes before it catches fire. The melting rubber produces thick black smoke, bitter to the eye, and a commanding putrid smell. The environmental and health hazards are numerous, both while the tire burns and if its cooled remains are not properly disposed of. Conflict Analysis Project
Examining curfews against Syrians in Lebanon Yazan al-Saadi November, 2014 On October 14, a dispatch was temporarily posted on the English section of MTV Lebanon's website criticizing a recent Human Rights Watch report about curfews against Syrians in Lebanon. It was titled, “Dear HRW, I Don't Want to Be Assaulted!!” Syrian Refugees, Lebanon, Curfews, Racism Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project