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Merissa Khurma of the Wilson Center's Middle East Program joins host Aaron Jones to discuss the situation in Lebanon.  Political unrest has been growing for some time and the economy was in trouble. Then the novel coronavirus placed more pressure on the system. Now an explosion at the port in Beirut may place the country's political situation at a tipping point. Here's what you need to know.

Congressional Relations

The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.  Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more