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Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Macron’s plan for Lebanon needs independent figures

Emmanuel Macron must use his leverage to create space for new voices that are not inclined to perpetuate the same corrupt system if he is serious about facilitating a new political contract for Lebanon.

MENASource by Paul Gadalla

France Lebanon

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

The limits of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and what Syrians can learn

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s shortcomings provide multiple lessons for future accountability in Syria.

MENASource by Reem Salahi and Bachar El-Halabi

Lebanon Middle East

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Forgotten quarter: Beirut blast survivors in the Karantina neighborhood

Journalists Zahra Hankir and Lynn Chaya spoke to dozens of survivors about their experiences before, during, and after the August 4 Beirut blast. Here are some of their stories.

MENASource by Zahra Hankir and Lynn Chaya

Lebanon Middle East

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

Alami in Al Monitor: Lebanon-IMF talks make little progress despite bank collapse

In the News

Lebanon Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Blanford joins PBS News Hour to discuss the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

In the News

Lebanon Middle East

Tue, Aug 18, 2020

UN-backed tribunal: ‘no evidence’ of Hezbollah leadership involved in assassination of Rafik Hariri

The Special Tribual for Lebanon announced its verdict after fifteen years. Atlantic Council experts react to the tribunal announcement and what it means for Lebanon.

MENASource by William F. Wechsler, Nicholas Blanford, Jomana Qaddour, Gissou Nia, Joze Pelayo

Lebanon Middle East

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Lebanon’s future determined by two powerful explosions just fifteen years apart

It remains to be seen whether this latest appalling explosion will serve as a fresh catalyst to change the status quo and whether it will eventually compel the corrupt political elite to loosen their steely grip on the levers of power.

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

Lebanon Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss fallout from Beirut explosion, Belarus election and reflect on General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy

On August 14, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the fallout from the explosion in Beirut, potential consequences of protests following Belarus’s presidential election, and the legacy of General Brent Scowcroft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Corruption

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Blanford quoted in Newsweek on Beirut blast

In the News

Lebanon Resilience & Society

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Macron has the power to change the EU’s Hezbollah policy

Macron’s belief in France’s special responsibility to Lebanon is evident. If he wants to help the people suffering under Hezbollah there, Macron should follow the German example, and lead a ban of Hezbollah at home.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Stern

Conflict France