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Nadim Houry on Lebanon: “The public sphere is left to rot”

ByTheEast: Since 2011, the Arab countries followed different paths. What have they in common in 2020? Nadim Houry: The Arab world and the MENA region are plunged into a deep crisis, which based on a country’s standpoint can take different facets. Despite this apparent potential difference in approach, they all share one thing in common: in all of these societies, the social contract...

Such a decline could be harbinger of the kinds of instability not seen since the last time Lebanon's political elites gutted or set adrift the Lebanese armed forces, namely in the five years leading up to the 1975-1990 civil war."

Aram Nerguizian

Senior advisor of the Program on Civil-Military Affairs in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center

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