war on the rocks

The Curious Case of Saad Hariri’s Resignation

November 21, 2017

Episode Notes:

Earlier this month, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from his office while in Saudi Arabia. There were some indications that this resignation was instigated by the Saudis, and the Lebanese President and parliament rejected his resignation until he returns to Beirut this week. Aram Nerguizian of the Center for Strategic and International Studies talks with Jason about the events that occurred, the implications for Lebanese politics, and the foreign policy ramifications for Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.