Joseph Bahout

Professor of Middle-Eastern Politics at Sciences-Po Paris and Senior Researcher at Académie Diplomatique Internationale. He also serves as a Permanent Consultant with the Policy Planning Unit of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security policy (GCSP)


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Lebanon at the Brink: The Impact of the Syrian Civil War


Joseph Bahout
Middle East Brief 76, January 2014


Has the Syrian civil war become also a Lebanese war? And if so, how long will it take before the country comes apart at the seams? In this Brief, Prof. Joseph Bahout explores how the Syrian crisis has escalated the Lebanese sectarian struggle and upset a precarious balance of power. In particular he examines Hezbollah's decision to enter the Syrian civil war and the pivotal role this decision will have on the future of Lebanese politics.

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