Lebanon is facing a series of simultaneous financial, economic, and political shocks. The country stands at a critical juncture, as hundreds of thousands of Lebanese have fallen under the poverty line in recent months. The protest movement that began in October 2019, following the previous government’s decision to raise taxes, is regaining momentum in spite of the lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic. The Carnegie Middle East Center will offer analyses of the multiple crises afflicting Lebanon, explaining their causes, characteristics, consequences, and potential solutions.
The path out of Lebanon’s presidential impasse remains unclear, highlighting the boundaries of Hezbollah’s influence.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
We may be nearing the stage where Lebanon can have any president it wants, as long as his last name is Aoun.
The landmark agreement is far from a peace deal, but both countries now have vested economic interests in maintaining calm along their common border regions.
Few observers expect a new Lebanese government soon, but the prime minister-designate remains hopeful ... publicly.
There is no consensus on Lebanon’s next president, and the country is likely to soon enter a long period of stalemate.
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