From the Editors
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
In 2007, in response to a request by the 2005 Lebanese government, the United Nations (UN) Security Council established the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Based in the Netherlands, the STL seeks to prosecute those responsible for the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and twenty-two others on 14 February 2005, as well as for a select number of other attempted assassinations in Lebanon between 2004 and 2006. Though Lebanon and the UN established ...Keep Reading »
The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) aims to harness the policy-related research of AUB's internationally respected faculty in order to achieve several goals: to raise the quality of public policy-related debate and decision-making in the Arab World and abroad, to enhance the Arab World's input into international affairs, and to enrich the quality of interaction among scholars, officials and civil society actors in the Middle East and abroad.