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Lebanon's Problems Will Exceed Its New Cabinet's Grasp

Emily Hawthorne
Middle East and North Africa Analyst, Stratfor
Ryan Bohl
Middle East and North Africa Analyst, Stratfor
Thomas Abi-Hanna
Global Security Analyst, Stratfor
Jan 23, 2020 | 21:31 GMT
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (R) heads the first meeting of Prime Minister Hassan Diab's (C) newly constituted government in Beirut on Jan. 22, 2020.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun (R) heads the first meeting of Prime Minister Hassan Diab's (C) newly constituted government in Beirut on Jan. 22, 2020. Lebanon's woes extend beyond changing the people at the top.

(AFP via Getty Images)

Lebanon finally has a new government but still no particular path out of its predicament. Prime Minister Hassan Diab, named his Cabinet on Jan. 22, but major hurdles remain, especially as the country's poor economy and security issues are unlikely to improve any time soon. Domestically, the new government must...

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