Lebanon and the unlearned lessons of taking sides

Since its independence, Lebanon always flourished, and its economy prospered when it remained aloof from regional as well as international conflicts.
by Bassem Ajami

24 July 2020 | 19:15

Source: by Annahar

  • by Bassem Ajami
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 24 July 2020 | 19:15

Hezbollah and Amal supporters wave Hezbollah flags as people shout slogans against Israel and U.S. during a protest in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo)

The call by the Maronite Patriarch, Mar Bechara Boutros Al Rahi, to declare Lebanon a neutral country highlights the country's predicament: Neutrality demands a national consensus. But so does engage...
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