As the Lebanese state collapses, security forces in the country have increasingly stood between the country's leaders, factions, militias, criminals, and people.
Security forces will need to do more to manage complex challenges in the coming years, but they will have less with which to do their jobs.
In this episode of the Newlines Institute’s Contours podcast series, Lebanon and Levant geopolitics expert Anthony Elghossain, also a contributing editor at Newlines Magazine, chats with Nicholas Heras about the recent Beirut clashes and their potential implications for Lebanon.
Oil isn’t dead. Its demise as a strategic commodity — like the decline in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s power of price and in the Middle East’s strategic relevance — has been greatly exaggerated.