UAE in Lebanon | Underreported

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In the past few years, the United Arab Emirates has been seeking to increase its influence on Lebanese politics and society. Plagued by a dizzying array of internal and external problems, its regional ally, Saudi Arabia, has lost much of its traditional clout over Lebanon, providing the UAE with a historic opportunity to fill the vacuum. Decades ago, the Emiratis launched their "Lebanon Project" by running charities. Today they're pulling strings at the highest sociopolitical levels in the country.
 

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