EPC | 11 Aug 2020
The recent explosions in Beirut port took place at the peak of the mobilization between Israel and Hezbollah against the backdrop of targeting one of Hezbollah’s leaders in Syria and Hezbollah’s threat to retaliate against his killing. Beirut’s horrific explosion has generated a new scene and created different facts in the Lebanese and regional arenas. They are likely to have repercussions on the conditions of the actors, especially Hezbollah which is driven to search for different paths in dealing with many of the issues it faces internally and externally, including the issue of escalation with Israel or the risk of opening a large-scale war front in the region.
Mohamad Kawas | 27 May 2020
Debate has returned anew in Lebanon over the existence of serious and increasing international interest in controlling the border with Syria. There has been an increase in positions that shed light on the smuggling phenomenon through 161 corridors on Lebanon’s eastern border, constituting the largest waste outlet of the country’s economic resources.
Kamal Hamdan | 18 Mar 2020
The debt crisis in Lebanon has reached unprecedented levels, pushing the Government to announce the suspension of foreign debt payments in what has been described as an “historical precedent”. This paper examines the nature of the crisis and the challenges faced, as well as possible solutions.
EPC | 04 Nov 2019
On October 29, 2019, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri tendered his resignation to President Michel Aoun. While this has satisfied the first of the demands called for during the popular protests that have gripped parts of the country for 13 days, the contest to form a new government in one form or another is certain to dominate the Lebanese arena over the coming period.