Corruption and Hezbollah's rising influence plunge Lebanon into economic crisis

The cause of Lebanon's problems is a combination of corruption and poor economic policies. But mostly it is the rising influence of Hezbollah at the expense of the Lebanese state.
by Bassem Ajami

27 February 2020 | 11:37

Source: by Annahar

  • by Bassem Ajami
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 27 February 2020 | 11:37

In this photo released by the Lebanese Government, members of Lebanon's new government, pose for an official picture at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo)

It is fashionable these days to blame the economic meltdown Lebanon is facing on the policies of the previous 30 years. In other words, on the period of the late Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, and his...
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