The Beirut Disaster: Implications for Lebanon and U.S. Policy
- Saleh Machnouk, Hanin Ghaddar, Matthew Levitt, Charles Thépaut
- Content Type
- Policy Brief
- The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
- Four experts discuss the deadly Beirut explosion as it relates to the Lebanese political system, Hezbollah hegemony, and foreign aid.
On August 13, The Washington Institute held a virtual Policy Forum with Saleh Machnouk, Hanin Ghaddar, Matthew Levitt, and Charles Thepaut. Machnouk is a columnist at the Lebanese daily an-Nahar and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge. Ghaddar is the Institute's Friedmann Fellow and a former journalist with the Lebanese media. Levitt is the Institute’s Fromer-Wexler Fellow, director of its Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, and creator of its newly released Hezbollah Select Worldwide Activity Interactive Map and Timeline. Thepaut, a French career diplomat, is a resident visiting fellow at the Institute. The following is a rapporteur’s summary of their remarks.
- Foreign Policy, Foreign Aid, Hezbollah, Disaster Management
- Political Geography
- Middle East, Lebanon, North America, United States of America