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Annia Ciezadlo

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Annia Ciezadlo

Annia Ciezadlo, a journalist based in Beirut, has written for The New Republic and the Christian Science Monitor.


News and Features

To understand why the playground of Beirut has again become a battleground, look beyond the myth-making biographies of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

The wounds of the country's long civil war and Israeli occupation were
gradually healing. That fragile recovery now lies buried under the
rubble of renewed fighting.

As Lebanon braces for a descent into an all-too-familiar chaos, anger and the quest for comfort have sent people to the streets in search of bread and someone to blame. Anna Ciezadlo reports from Beirut that when Iraqis are text-messaging from Baghdad to see if you're OK, you know it's not good.

Ever since a massive bomb killed former prime minister Rafik Hariri on
February 14, downtown Beirut has evolved into a solemn carnival, halfway
between a wake and a rave.