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MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

Nov 5, 2021

Lebanon is facing two crises. Will the new prime minister survive?

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

For a government formed less than two months ago after more than a year of bitter political wrangling, it is becoming increasingly doubtful if it will survive long enough to reach the date of parliamentary elections four months away.

Lebanon Middle East

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 22, 2021

Quirk on addressing fragile state threats in 2022 National Security Strategy

In the News by Atlantic Council

On October 17, the National Interest published an article by Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Patrick Quirk offering steps the Biden administration can take in its 2022 National Security Strategy to address threats posed by fragile states. In the piece, Quirk discusses these threats – from non-state armed groups that fuel instability to corruption that weakens fragile state […]

Conflict Corruption

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 21, 2021

Daoud joins Fighting Terror Podcast to discuss Hezbollah from a US/Israeli perspective

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 15, 2021

Zais joins Al Hurra to discuss the Biden administration’s reaction to recent developments in Lebanon

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arabic Corruption

MENASource by Matthew Zais

Oct 6, 2021

Why Israeli gas and Syrian sanctions relief may turn on Lebanon’s lights

MENASource by Matthew Zais

Before the United States and World Bank throw a lifeline to either Bashar al-Assad or Lebanon, they should demand concessions that reduce Iranian and Russian influence in the region.

Lebanon Middle East

MENASource by Paul Gadalla

Aug 25, 2021

Lebanese politicians look for handouts instead of reforms

MENASource by Paul Gadalla

Lebanese politicians are allowing for Lebanon’s collapse while hoping for as much international aid as possible with as little strings attached.

Lebanon Middle East

MENASource by David Daoud

Aug 12, 2021

Hezbollah walks tightrope between two opposing goals to deter Israel

MENASource by David Daoud

On August 5, an Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon—targeting an open area from which rockets had been launched at Israel by unidentified militants in the third such incident since May 19—prompted Hezbollah’s rocket attack.

Israel Lebanon

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

Aug 11, 2021

Rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel again. Another game of brinkmanship?

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

While Lebanon descends into ever greater political, economic, and social turmoil, a new dynamic appears to be emerging along Lebanon’s simmering southern border with Israel. It potentially threatens the balance of deterrence that has helped prevent a major escalation of hostilities for fifteen years.

Israel Lebanon

MENASource by Sarah Page

Aug 4, 2021

It’s been a year since the Beirut blast. Now the unemployed are turning to tech.

MENASource by Sarah Page

The tech sector may be one of the only fields of employment that has been relatively unaffected by Lebanon's political and socio-economic crisis.

Lebanon Middle East

Issue Brief by David Daoud

Aug 4, 2021

Hezbollah blames Lebanon’s economic collapse on the United States

Issue Brief by David Daoud

One year from the August 4 Beirut port explosion, Lebanon continues to free-fall into utter dysfunction as it unravels under the pressure of its worst economic crisis in decades, high rates of COVID-19 infections, an indifferent political class, and Hezbollah's control over critical junctures of the Lebanese state.

Americas Corruption