Sibylline Insight Series

Discussing the Rising Situation in Lebanon

October 22, 2021

This week join Eloise Scott, our Lead Analyst for the Middle East and Africa and Rhiannon Phillips, our Associate Analyst for the Middle East and North Africa to discuss the rising situation in Lebanon.

In the aftermath of last week’s street violence in Beirut, Lebanon is experiencing a worrying rise in sectarian tensions and aggressive posturing amidst deepening financial crises and enduring political uncertainty. The ongoing investigation into the 2020 Beirut port blast is subject to considerable political pressure, and will likely be a trigger for further mobilisation and protests. Key sectarian fault lines across Lebanon, therefore, remain flashpoints for further confrontations as ethnoreligious tensions spill over into violence.  

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