In Lebanon, Saudi Arabia Attempts the Impossible
Nov 16, 2017 | 17:19 GMT
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- In the regional competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Lebanon is the most recent proxy battleground.
- Iran's political and security connections in Lebanon mean Saudi Arabia will have a hard time countering its influence there.
- Saudi Arabia can wield some financial tools to try to pressure Lebanon, but Iran has the means to cushion some of the impact.