Elif Zaim and Michael Arnold talk with Christophe-Abi Nassif, the acting Lebanon program director at the Middle East Institute, about the race to rebuild the port of Beirut.
On this episode of Shifting Tides, Elif Zaim and Michael Arnold speak with Christophe-Abi Nassif, the acting Lebanon program director at the Middle East Institute, about the race underway to rebuild the port of Beirut. They discuss the significance of ports in the Eastern Mediterranean both with regards to regional and international geopolitical competition, and the place of the Beirut port in this equation. They also touch on how the regional and international context relate to Lebanon’s domestic situation including the current state of affairs at the Beirut port, who stands to gain in Lebanon from the various reconstruction proposals, the issue of accountability in the country, and what lays over the horizon in terms of possible successful bids.
Shifting Tides is a podcast series brought to you by TRT World Research Centre featuring discussions with journalists, academics, activists and others exploring social and political issues in the Middle East with a focus on the global local dynamics of regional developments.