The devastating explosion in Lebanon last week is just one of many crisis causing profound suffering for the people there. The economic and political crises have been exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic bringing the country to the brink of collapse. What is behind these crises? What can be done? Doug Becker explores. [ dur: 58 mins. ]
- Bassel F. Salloukh is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences at the Lebanese American University. He is the co-author of The Politics of Sectarianism in Postwar Lebanon and Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World.
- Hannes Baumann is Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, Middle East Center. He is the author of Citizen Hariri: Lebanon’s Neoliberal Reconstruction.
This program is produced by the following team members: Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.