ATFL-MEI Webinar: US-Lebanon Relations, Setting A New Int'l Framework For A More Responsive Govn't

January, 19 2023
Washington, DC

January 19, 2023 - ATFL and MEI co-hosted a virtual panel discussion on the latest joint policy brief of the Lebanon Working Group: "US-Lebanon Relations: Setting a New International Framework for a More Responsive Government."

Released last December by the Middle East Institute (MEI) and the American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL), with 20 co-authors, the paper makes several recommendations and identifies important areas of action for US policymakers at this crucial juncture in Lebanon's history. The paper addresses numerous challenges facing Lebanon, including the presidential vacancy, the lack of a formed government, the need for preliminary reforms prior to an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, the current crises in the energy and education sectors, the humanitarian plight of the Lebanese people, corruption, and the need for supporting the Lebanese Armed Forces.

Ambassador David Hale
Global Fellow at the Wilson Center Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Former US Ambassador to Lebanon
Brian Katulis
Vice President of Policy at MEI
Dr. Paul Salem
President of MEI
Mona Yacoubian
Senior Advisor, Executive Office and Middle East and North Africa Center at the US Institute of Peace (USIP)
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