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Beyond Spillover: Syria's Role in Lebanon's Drift Toward Political Violence

Faysal Itani, Sarah Grebowkski

July 2013

Atlantic Council


In this issue brief, Hariri Center Fellow Faysal Itani and Research Assistant Sarah Grebowski assess the political, security, and humanitarian implications of the Syria crisis in Lebanon. Events in Syria have sharpened existing fault lines in Lebanon due to Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, an increasingly volatile security situation, and a growing refugee problem.