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Sami Erchoff


Sami Erchoff is a freelance journalist based in Beirut.

In restaurants and bars across Beirut, normality seems to have returned to Lebanon this summer. However, the influx of cash flow from the Gulf, tourists, and the Lebanese diaspora fails to account for widening economic inequalities in the country.

05 October, 2023

More armies in the Arab world are drafting women into their operational and strategic planning with Jordan and Algeria, particularly promising case studies. Yet structural and cultural challenges remain to reach gender equity in the armed forces.

17 November, 2021

In the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide, Armenians have long sought a home in the Levant, with Lebanon a particularly popular destination. However, with Lebanon continuing to spiral into chaos, many of the established minority are now leaving.

05 October, 2021

While Lebanon's multifaceted crisis has impacted all industries, the creative world has been hit especially hard. Facing long periods without work, The New Arab speaks with actors and filmmakers about how they have survived amidst national turmoil.

02 September, 2021