AUGUST 05 2020: Aerial view of Beirut Port completely destroyed as the investigation of the scene continues after a fire at a warehouse with explosives led to massive blasts. (Photo: diplomedia /
The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

The catastrophic explosion in Beirut’s port is a manifestation of the Lebanese political elite’s predation and dysfunction. It may be the last chance for those in power to effect long-overdue structural reforms.

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