The Sneer of Memory

Lebanon's Disappeared and Postwar Culture

by Michael Young
published in MER217

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Thirteen-Year Itch

The Demise of Lebanon's Taif Agreement?

by Marlin Dick | published August 13, 2002

Fears of a Second Front

The Lebanese-Israeli Border

by Nicholas Blanford | published April 23, 2002

Detonating Lebanon's War Files

The Belgian Court Case and the Beirut Car Bomb

by Laurie King-Irani | published January 31, 2002

Walking into Israel's Trap?

Syria and the Shebaa Farms

by Michael Young | published April 19, 2001

"Model Employees"

Sri Lankan Domestics in Lebanon

by Monica Smith
published in MER238

Twenty-two year old Leela made a promise to her family in Sri Lanka: she would earn enough money working abroad as a maid or a nanny to build a new house back home. Living thousands of miles from her husband and young son would be difficult, but Leela thought she would be able to send them money while she was gone. Her absence from Sri Lanka, in any case, would be short. She could not have been more wrong.