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Lebanon Is Protecting Hezbollah’s Cocaine Trade in Latin America
The country’s institutions are not a counterweight to Hezbollah, but its enablers.
- Emanuele Ottolenghi
Days after the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, Washington ramped up sanctions against Hezbollah as part of its offensive against Tehran and its proxies.
Yet U.S. policy toward the Lebanese militant group continues to be incoherent.
By flexing its muscles against Hezbollah while supporting Lebanese state institutions that it has heavily penetrated or fully controls, the White House ends up undermining its own pursuit of the…