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Aug 11, 2021

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

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.

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MENASource

Aug 4, 2021

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

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

Aug 4, 2021

Hezbollah blames Lebanon’s economic collapse on the United States

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.

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MENASource

Jul 13, 2021

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: What does its closure mean for Lebanon?

By Nicholas Blanford, David Daoud, Gissou Nia, Reem Salahi

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is set to cease operations at the end of July due to lack of funds as Beirut sinks deeper into economic and political crisis. Atlantic Council experts react to what the closure means for Lebanon.

Lebanon Middle East

In the News

Jun 14, 2021

Sales quoted in Le Point on Hezbollah and France

By Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Extremism

MENASource

Mar 12, 2021

Hezbollah is using propaganda to cover its deterrence deficit with Israel

By David Daoud

Hezbollah won’t necessarily suspend all operations against its archenemy, but it will have to deftly navigate both Lebanon’s predicaments and its support base’s expectations.

Lebanon Middle East

In the News

Feb 17, 2021

Blanford quoted in Gulf News on religion in the Lebanese government

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IranSource

Feb 8, 2021

Hezbollah won’t avenge Qasem Soleimani’s death—for now

By David Daoud

As the first anniversary of Qasem Soleimani’s demise came and went, the group’s leadership reiterated its promise to exact retribution for the fallen Quds Force commander—but Hezbollah is even more constrained now than before.

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Event Recap

Dec 1, 2020

Event recap: “Lessons for Afghanistan from Lebanon’s peace process”

By Atlantic Council

On November 25, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington D.C. jointly hosted H.E. Ambassador Roya Rahmani, Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, Dr. Patricia Karam, and Dr. Daniel Corstange for a conversation about lessons that can be learned from the 1989 Lebanese peace process for the ongoing Afghan peace talks.

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SouthAsiaSource

Dec 1, 2020

Transcript: “Lessons for Afghanistan from Lebanon’s peace process”

By Atlantic Council

IRFAN NOORUDDIN: Good morning, good afternoon, good evening to all of you joining us this Wednesday. My name is Irfan Nooruddin. I’m a professor at Georgetown University and director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council.  On behalf of my colleagues here in Washington, it is a real pleasure to host this conversation […]

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