What New Challenges is Lebanon Facing? An interview with Eric Verdeil and Ghaleb Faour

Lebanon urban lanscape

Eric Verdeil , Ghaleb Faour and Mouin Hamzé have recently coedited the Atlas of Lebanon. New Challenges, published by Presses de l’IFPO. Previously published in French and Arabic, the Atlas provides a unique vision of Lebanon through maps, pictures, satellite images and infographics as well as texts assessing the main challenges the country faces today.

Resulting from a violent past, current conflicts in neighbouring countries such as Syria or massive urbanisation, these new challenges are analysed in connection with a certain retreat of the state to the benefit of other, sometimes new actors. Eric Verdeil and Ghaleb Faour answer our questions on this collaborative project and some of its findings.