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Reply To: What were your primary takeaways after reading “Lebanon: Past Challenges, Present Calamities, Future Prospects”? Is there hope for preserving a pluralistic Lebanon in the future?

AvatarAlie Brand

May I add a few suggestions?
First, the international community can increase its humanitarian aid funding and send it directly to the Lebanese people with a special focus on food security, education, and healthcare.
Second, the UN can address Lebanon’s security crisis by increasing support for the LAF to counter Turkey’s and Iran’s local proxies. They must restart negotiations to address Iran’s nuclear program, and giving up its support for Hezbollah and other terror groups across the region.

Third, the US can partner with France and the US to host an international conference to pressure Lebanese lawmakers to form a government, restructure the country’s political system, redefine Lebanon’s role in the Middle East as a neutral bastion of freedom and pluralism at peace with its neighbors.