The recent visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Saudi Arabia concluded with an agreement to extend economic aid to Lebanon. The development comes after a series of disagreements between the Lebanese and Saudi governments revealed that the relationship between the two has deter
Fellow, Middle East Policy Council
Lebanon’s fragile peace has become more fraught since the shooting of pro-Hezbollah protesters by armed assailants. The situation around Beirut and other major cities was already tense, due to a worsening economic and security crisis.
A new journal article by Saban Kardas and Bulent Aras examines the calculations of Arab states, American indifference, and the possible limits on the regime’s rehabilitation.
A new analysis by Jean-Loup Samaan explores the armed force’s struggle to change the way it fights and to redefine battlefield victory.