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Lebanon's Profligate Factions Gamble on a Foreign Rescue

Jun 5, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
A protester passes a burning tire during a demonstration over feared pension cuts May 20, 2019, near the government's headquarters in Beirut.

A protester passes a burning tire during a demonstration over feared pension cuts May 20, 2019, near the government's headquarters in Beirut.

(MARWAN TAHTAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Rather than make painful fiscal reforms that could upend fragile political balances, Lebanon's sects would prefer to wait for foreign aid. But in a changing region, another financial rescue may not come....

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