The protests may not lead to political change, but they have already transcended Lebanon’s traditional social divides.
Lina Khatib is the Head of the Middle East/North Africa programme at Chatham House. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Re... form and Democracy at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
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Bashar al-Assad’s support for armed groups might lead to his regime’s demise.
The real deal is being sealed behind the scenes at Geneva II.
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