Peter Harling

Peter Harling

@PeterHarling

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Founder & director of https://t.co/wtdkPnnRG4. Middle East based. Strives for analysis that is humane, rooted and real. Blogs at https://t.co/j2H1SN1DXP

Joined on September 08, 2011
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Rather than give people their own money, Bank Bemo is asking the Lebanese it helped plunge into poverty to fund its charitable programs, to support the Lebanese it helped plunge into poverty https://t.co/eV23prebvH

We’ve always aimed to reach as diverse an audience as possible. We’re delighted that the beautiful essay just penned by our editor @jsbradbury27 has made us go East in one great leap https://t.co/ULxjnzJtr2 https://t.co/w5epjCL9IF

We’ve always aimed to reach as diverse an audience as possible. We’re delighted that the beautiful essay just penned by our editor @jsbradbury27 has made us go East in one great leap https://t.co/ULxjnzJtr2 https://t.co/w5epjCL9IF

We're gradually building a set of reference books, which brought us inspiration as we built Synaps. We're eager for more suggestions, in all fields related to knowledge. (For now, we're using @goodreads as a convenient place to store reviews.) Here's the summer crop. 🔻🔻🔻

And last but not least in this thread is @PeterHarling's paper; a must read: Nature's insurgency - #Water wanted in the land of plenty.  "Most of #Iraq’s water problems—and virtually all of its possible solutions—reside within its borders". https://t.co/dCqRC9DgB0 https://t.co/U9bHObzK7o
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And last but not least in this thread is @PeterHarling's paper; a must read: Nature's insurgency - #Water wanted in the land of plenty. "Most of #Iraq’s water problems—and virtually all of its possible solutions—reside within its borders". https://t.co/dCqRC9DgB0 https://t.co/U9bHObzK7o

Quoted @jsbradbury27

#Kolkata’s streets speak a political language of their own, which is incredibly visual. Here are a few snapshots of the city’s political spaces over the past five years. https://t.co/quWpQfwvvy

#Kolkata’s streets speak a political language of their own, which is incredibly visual. Here are a few snapshots of the city’s political spaces over the past five years. https://t.co/quWpQfwvvy

This beautiful essay made me realise how much Kolkata (which I visited over 20 years ago) had in common with portal cities closer to home, such as Basra, Jeddah, Lebanon's Tripoli, Alexandria, Sfax, Palermo or Marseille. Great ports are a family of sorts https://t.co/nG4mh0UXsB

Mighty migrants: Refugees also blend in, build, and drive essential forms of cultural and political revival. As xenophobia rises everywhere, Kolkata is a tribute to the industrious displaced https://t.co/HvuUNPwJ3p

Part of the problem with working in the Arab world is how we come to think of its problems as unique. Follow us to India to see that the trends aren't just similar, but part of dynamics at work the world over https://t.co/h6W2thSS1d

The Arab world looks to Asia as relations with the West stay mired in colonial legacy, but that gaze often remains unfocused and wishful. This essay goes deep into the region's own "Near East": so close, so relevant in its dynamics, yet so little known https://t.co/teuvM7iukw

Lebanon risks shrinking, to fit only those who vilify the regime while idolizing their representatives in it. More than ever, anyone else must retreat into external or internal exile, leaving loyalists to blame, hate, and fight each other, while collectively preserving the whole

Synaps minutes ⏱ Remote round tables and seminars make it all the more important to liven things up for everyone’s sake. Luckily, it’s not that hard to do https://t.co/aNh23f7KWi

Rather than explain AIs, which inevitably exposes their limits and flaws, such articles use fear to bait readers. This is a marketing technique: Companies use the buzz to raise capital around technologies that are in fact tamer and duller than would seem https://t.co/lgvSTfRx2A

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With the region around us consumed by one crisis after the next, on Monday we’ll publish our first slow read on a place further afield https://t.co/eCrrgwCJxl

With the region around us consumed by one crisis after the next, on Monday we’ll publish our first slow read on a place further afield https://t.co/eCrrgwCJxl

Next week, our brilliant editor @jsbradbury27 will take us on a different kind of journey https://t.co/7RfgcmSzX1

US sanctions on local officials are all the Lebanese regime needed to reframe self-inflicted damage as an external aggression, and its rejection of constructive change as a form of sovereign resistance

This compelling investigation into the port of Beirut shows how, unlike other key infrastructure in the country, it is less a single faction's lair than a cave managed by the forty thieves of lore https://t.co/ynCDIPOkkX

Synaps minutes ⏱️ The trick to good writing is to settle into the routine that works best for you https://t.co/BHExNf73Xa

In Syria, the UN has been eager to kowtow to the official narrative of denial concerning covid, endangering even its own staff. For perspective, contrast these 200 cases with the UN's published grand total of 3171 cases for the whole country since March https://t.co/xSe1fbgKiw

In Beirut, plants have always had their own, discreet yet dogged way of saying life is possible against all odds. Just look at where, exactly, this tree sprouted from https://t.co/qPhQBGSidh

In Beirut, plants have always had their own, discreet yet dogged way of saying life is possible against all odds. Just look at where, exactly, this tree sprouted from https://t.co/qPhQBGSidh

This declaration is extremely interesting for its detailed description of the kind of delays, obfuscation, unaccountability, and sloppiness that characterize Lebanese governance, and which international partners were always eager to tolerate up to this day https://t.co/UU1eqdN1h1

It's disturbing how Lebanese security forces suddenly received orders to serve the public through ostentatious good deeds. It sends the wrong message, as they never received such orders when people truly needed them, only after beleaguered officials did

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