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Inside the Lebanese Political System: the Operations of the Anti-Regime Opposition

In this episode of the New Lines Institute’s Contours podcast series, Human Security Unit Director Faysal Itani sits down with Lebanese political activist Alaa Sayeg to discuss Lebanese politics amid the worst economic situation in the country’s history. Viewed through the lens of Sayeg’s personal experience as an opposition politician in the May 2022 national elections, the discussion highlights the difficulties anti-regime activists face in the rigid Lebanese political system, as well as Hezbollah’s role in the country.

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