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Podcast: Hariri’s resignation, earthquake in Iran, and a coalition deal with IS in Raqqa


On this week’s episode of the Middle East Weekly, we discuss Sa’ad Hariri’s resignation from his post as Prime Minister of Lebanon; the earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border; and a coalition deal that allowed IS fighters to leave Raqqa.

International Relations and Security

Hariri’s resignation adds to Saudi missteps in Lebanon


What may have been a political strategy on the part of the Saudi regime may have cost them enormous amounts of political leverage in Lebanon.

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