10 August 2020.  As the pandemic information fog begins to lift across Asia and Europe, old tensions & contests will begin to reveal themselves, particularly since we have shifted from a Cold War to a Hot Peace, as proxy players operate instead of primary players on other continents under the pandemic.

The world will unite to help Lebanon, but will Lebanon be able to put its internal divides aside to mourn and reconstruct, or will the aid become weapons in another proxy contest. If the world can become Lebanese for a moment, perhaps Lebanon’s political leaders can, as well, and for longer.

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