The EU’s Role in Addressing Lebanon’s Multiple Crises

Author
Shahin Vallée
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Abstract
The Beirut Port blast (BPB) has revealed the fundamental failure of the Lebanese political system, but deep democratic reforms will take time and are fraught with risks. Given the US withdrawal and the extreme tensions in the region, the EU has a critical role to play in addressing the short-term humanitarian crisis, responding to the economic and financial situation, and providing a forum for civil society empowerment. If it fails to do so, the price is further geopolitical destabilization.
Topic
Civil Society, European Union, Geopolitics, Finance, Economy, Political stability, Crisis Management, Humanitarian Crisis
Political Geography
Europe, Middle East, Lebanon