Mission Beirut

Current Affairs & Politics
ISIS, Lebanon, Radicalization, Syria
Maria Mok & Meral Uslu
HD available

The Dutch embassy in Lebanon, under the leadership of Hester Somsen, has the difficult mission to encourage the stability in a country where ISIS is rattling at the gates, where the gouvernment is disfunctional and where the huge stream of refugees from neighbouring country Syria undermines the country and introduces problems of radicalisation. What are the interests of the Netherlands in Lebanon and how much space does an ambassador have in a country that is captured in the explosive balance of forces in the Middle-East?