After weeks of political intrigue, Lebanon has a new Prime Minister. But the appointment of Najib Mikati– a billionaire backed by the militant group Hezbollah– has deepened a political crisis with profound implications for the entire Middle East. As a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Mona Yacoubian examined the complex politics of Lebanon.
Director, Lebanon Working Group, U.S. Institute of Peace
Middle East and North Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group; Former Special Advisor to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs (1998-2000)