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Syria's War Threatens Lebanon's Fragile Economy

Faysal Itani

July 2013

Atlantic Council


Two new issue briefs from the Rafik Hariri Center at the Atlantic Council evaluate the complex and pernicious effects of Syria's civil war on Lebanon.

Author Faysal Itani, Hariri Center fellow, details the economic challenges that Lebanon faces, particularly in light of the Syria crisis, and offers recommendations on how to avoid a protracted economic crisis, barring a total collapse of security or political will.