The message to the Lebanese people is clear: the rich political elite are still holding all the strings, and nothing has changed, Steven Sahiounie writes.
Ukraine is not a stand-alone foreign policy issue, but rather the pivot around which Europe’s economic prospects will rotate.
Ukraine is a source, transit and destination point for human trafficking, which is extremely pervasive in the country. It is reportedly one of the largest countries of origin for people subject to forced labour in Europe. This issue has grown due to economic hardship and political turmoil. Male victims, particularly from the Roma community, are targeted by traffickers who exploit them for forced begging or as drug ‘mules’. Meanwhile, women are subject to sexual exploitation, primarily in foreign countries.
There is no assurance at all that the tech prospect will materialise. It may, but it may not. And that is a huge gamble.