August 13, 2020

/141/ Oh Lebanon, What Now? ft. Rima Majed

On Lebanon's crisis.

We call up Rima Majed in Beirut to talk us through the aftermath of the enormous explosion and ensuing protests. How has Lebanon's history since the civil war created such a profound, multi-layered crisis? We cover the desperate economic situation and the October 2019 revolt, before going deep on the politics of sectarianism, the regional scenario impacting Lebanon, the legacy of the Arab Spring, and the risks of foreign intervention.  

Running Order:

  • Beirut explosion and protests - (07:04)
  • Lebanese history 1990-today - (23:53)
  • Economic crisis - (38:05)
  • Sectarianism - (51:16)
  • Regional scenario and foreign intervention - (01:04:54)
  • International solidarity - (01:24:38)

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