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Can Lebanon Overcome Corruption and Crisis?

Maha Yahya and Emile Hokayem describe political corruption and financial crisis in Lebanon and how a system built on sectarian politics could be rebuilt.
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Decades of political corruption and financial crisis in Lebanon came to a head in early August when an explosion decimated much of the country’s economic hub, Beirut. Carnegie Middle East Center Director Maha Yahya and the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Emile Hokayem join Deep Dish to examine the ongoing protest movement, Hezbollah’s role in the crisis, and how a system built on sectarian politics could be rebuilt.

About the Guests
Maha Yahya
Director, Carnegie Middle East Center
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Maha Yahya is the director of the Carnegie Middle East Center.
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Emile Hokayem
Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies
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Emile Hokayem is an analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
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Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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