Lebanon: Endless Bickering as the Boat Goes Down
· 29 April
Eight months after the blast at Beirut port and the resignation of Hassan Diab’s cabinet, and six months after Saad Hariri was asked to form a new one, Lebanon is still without a government, as the country plunges deeper into the crisis.
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Lebanon: Adrift in Stormy Seas
· July 2020
With its currency in free-fall against the US dollar, half the population plunged into poverty, and rescue talks with the IMF in disarray because Lebanon’s leaders seem incapable of enacting basic reforms, the country appears to be lurching ever closer to a collapse into chaos.
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