Dire Times in Beirut as Lebanon Faces Possible Collapse

Opinion: Beirut is facing the prospects of a perfect storm: the trifecta of financial collapse, rampant corruption and a lethal pandemic.

by Sam Mattar. Read more on PassBlue.

A photo taken recently from the author’s balcony, in Cornet Chahwan, Lebanon, with Beirut in the distance. He writes that being quarantined at home means he can “finally breathe fresh air” as the sky is no longer tainted by the nitrogen-dioxide inversion on the horizon. Yet the country is bracing for chaos.

Independent Coverage the United Nations. A project of The New School’s Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, supported by the Carnegie Corporation.

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