Makram Bekdache is a staff writer at The Tufts Daily. Makram is a first-year studying computer engineering and can be reached at [email protected]

The impunity of the wealthy: The Pandora Papers

Last week, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published its largest global investigation to date: the Pandora Papers. More than 600 journalists from 117 countries have spent the past several months reading through almost 12 million documents including images, files, emails and spreadsheets collected from 14 sources which reveal the hidden assets, tax evasion and […]

“Lang lebe die Königin” — Long live the queen

Sixteen years in power. Only monarchs, autocrats and dictators last this long in office. The exception is Angela Merkel: the German chancellor who has had exceptional success in navigating the many crises she has faced. Merkel has overseen consistent growth in the German economy, which kept the country firmly on top of all European Union […]

Coup de théâtre in Beirut

Joy, disbelief, indifference or skepticism. These were the reactions of many Lebanese individuals to their home country’s recent news. After thirteen months of an inactive caretaker government, Lebanon finally has a new government. Following a year of depressing news headlines and worsening domestic issues, it may be the last chance for my country to set […]