Mohanad Hage Ali is director of communications at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. He is the author of Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Political Islam: Hizbullah’s Institutional Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). This week, Hage Ali wrote an article for the online Lebanese website Al-Modon in which he examined the main lines of a proposal French President Emmanuel Macron had brought with him to Beirut last week, when he visited the city in the aftermath of the horrific explosion at Beirut port. Diwan interviewed Hage Ali to discuss his article, whether the proposal is still on the table, and the issue of how regional rivalries are playing out in Lebanon today and affecting political developments.