INTERVIEW: Dr Marandi on Beirut Blast Aftermath & Lebanon’s Future

Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…


On Sunday Wire Episode #336, host Patrick Henningsen is joined by global affairs analyst Dr Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran, to discuss the recent developments in Beirut, Lebanon in the aftermath of the tragic explosion which destroyed the city’s port area and resulted in many dead and injured, as well as 300,000 made homeless due to ancillary damages.

Dr Marandi also explains some of the legacy issues in Lebanese politics, as well as the true aims of US and its allies in the region, motivation behind punishing economic sanctions by Washington, and how these policies actually prevent delivery of regional aid, cooperation and prosperity among neighboring states.