Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Trumpism as experienced from Lebanon is inextricably linked to the effects of the Trump administration’s positions and policies in the broader Middle East. The complexities of Lebanese politics and intrigue, and the social and economic challenges faced by the Lebanese as well as the country’s huge refugee population, however, are of little interest to President Donald Trump and his inner circle. Their de-contextualized fixation on Hizballah reflects US domestic politics and parochial Israeli anxieties rather than broader US geopolitical interests.

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How to cite this article:

Karim Makdisi "Lebanon Dispatch," Middle East Report 283 (Summer 2017).