Lebanon’s Security Forces Struggle with Compounding Crises
As the Lebanese state collapses, security forces in the country have increasingly stood between the country's leaders, factions, militias, criminals, and people.
Lebanese Security Forces Cope with Compounding Crises
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.
What the Oct. 14 Beirut Clashes Tell Us About Lebanon’s State Collapse
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.
A Black Sword: Oil, the Price of Power, and Strategic Relevance
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.