Lebanon has suffered from political instability for decades, but the recent explosion that devastated a large part of Beirut may serve as the proverbial straw that breaks the country’s back. Caroline Rose, who spent some time in the country on a research assignment prior to the explosion, argues that the indirect geopolitical consequences of the accident could be far-reaching. She offers a useful overview of the different foreign powers that will likely take advantage of the situation to increase their regional influence.
About the Author
Caroline Rose is a researcher at the US think tank Geopolitical Futures.