Lebanon is caught between a rock and a hard place, and the implications of it as a failed state.
Maha Yahya comments on government formation efforts in Lebanon.
With an ongoing protest movement, rebuilding a system based on sectarian politics could be challenging.
Maha Yahya describes the reaction of the Lebanese people after the Beirut explosion.
Maha Yahya unpacks how the explosion in Beirut could add suffering to the already dire political, economic and health situation in Lebanon.
Lebanon is in the midst of an economic free fall, the degree to which is jaw dropping.
When clashes broke out in Beirut, Lebanon, between youths from a predominantly Christian neighborhood and an adjacent Shia Muslim neighborhood, many worried the country's anti-government protests would turn sectarian. So, women came out from both sides of the old divide to say never again.
Tens of thousands of Lebanese protested on Sunday to keep up a nationwide street movement that has brought down the government, hours after a smaller rally of thousands was held to support the embattled president.
Lebanon's Prime Minister's resignation is unlikely to trigger the changes that the protestors are demanding.
Mass protests are unfolding across the Middle East and North Africa, as demonstrators take to the streets to decry a wide range of social and political ills.