The challenge for Western policymakers is to avoid viewing Russian activism in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa through an exclusively zero-sum lens. The region’s political disarray, complexities, and especially the unpredictability of local rulers all present built-in buffers to Russian influence—as they do to all external players.
As the country enters treacherous territory, it must prioritize measures that arrest economic and institutional collapse to avert a far worse crisis.
Hezbollah’s actions in the past year and a half have turned many Lebanese against the party.
Lebanon is caught between a rock and a hard place, and the implications of it as a failed state.
A Timeline of Events Since the Explosion in Beirut Port on August 4, 2020.
That the Lebanese still don’t know what happened on August 4 shows there may be no way back for the Lebanese state.
A discussion on the explosion in Beirut, one year later.
The country’s political leaders are hindering an investigation into the explosion at Beirut port, but that’s par for the course.
In an interview, Alice Boustany Djermakian discusses her book on Lebanon’s 2019 uprising and where the country is today.
Few things embody Lebanon’s breakdown more than the death last week of two of its most radiant intellectuals.