Lebanon

Discussing Lebanon’s upcoming Elections

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean This week join Valeria Scuto, our Middle East Analyst, along with Anastasia Chisholm and Rhiannon Phillips, our Associate Analysts for the Middle East and North Africa to discuss the upcoming elections in Lebanon. Lebanon’s elections this Sunday, 15 May, will take place amid a protracted economic crisis and persistent …

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Discussing the Religious Festivals Coming Up in the Middle East and North Africa

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join your host Valeria Scuto, our Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Analyst, along with Rhiannon Phillips and Anastasia Chisholm, our Associate Analysts, discuss the multiple religious festivities in the Middle East and North Africa regions taking place over the coming month, amid a significant …

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Discussing the Rising Situation in Lebanon

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean This week join Eloise Scott, our Lead Analyst for the Middle East and Africa and Rhiannon Phillips, our Associate Analyst for the Middle East and North Africa to discuss the rising situation in Lebanon. In the aftermath of last week’s street violence in Beirut, Lebanon is experiencing a worrying …

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Israel and Gaza – Ceasefire offers only short-term respite

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean The latest conflict in Gaza has drawn much international attention, as has the prospect of a ceasefire, which materialised this morning. In our latest podcast, Alexander Parsons, Lead Americas Analyst, is joined by Philip Riding, MEA Lead Analyst, and Guo (Hugo) Yu, Lead ASPAC Analyst. Together they unpack the …

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Cyber threats to critical infrastructure and potential next steps

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean The ransomware attack on US energy firm Colonial Pipeline last week caused significant disruptions to fuel delivery on the East Coast, as the firm suspended most of its operations in a bid to stem the spread of malware. With Colonial pipeline transporting nearly half of US East Coast’s fuel …

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Political deadlock and sectarian strife are catalysts for Lebanon’s collapse

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast Alexander Parsons, Lead Americas Analyst, is joined by Eloise Scott, Middle East and North Africa Analyst, and Philip Riding, MEA Lead Analyst, to discuss the ongoing financial and socio-economic crises in Lebanon. Warnings from officials of severe difficulties in funding imports and subsidies looks to …

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