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Understanding the Beirut Explosion and its Sociopolitical Ramifications

James Dorsey, Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies & the Middle East Institute

14-Aug-20 15:00

Understanding the Beirut Explosion and its Sociopolitical Ramifications

The explosion that happened in Beirut recently, shook Lebanon and the world. At least 154 people killed, thousands injured, a business district ravaged. An explosion that sparked violent protests and forced a government to resign. Today, we’re going to be exploring what happened in Beirut. What caused the explosion? And how has it impacted the sociopolitical landscape in Lebanon? We discuss this and more with James Dorsey, Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies & the Middle East Institute.

Image Source: AFP

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan


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