The Carnegie Middle East Center and Human Rights Watch held a conference that addressed the challenges faced by Tripoli, Lebanon’s second largest city and a focal point for much of the conflict that has spilled over from the Syrian crisis. The conference explored the sectarian history of the city as well as the current dynamics of the militia movements and radicalization processes taking shape there. The conference focused heavily on the role of the Lebanese state and its role in responding to the Tripoli conflict in terms of socio-economic relief and security provision.