A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.
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0:00 Intro 3:04 Are the big answers outside? 16:04 Multiple Assassinations 21:23 Sovereignty 30:12 Long-Term Investment 40:01 What can be done? 55:21 Media 1:07:53 My Father We're with Mouafac Harb for Episode 248 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/qlObTi8-s5Y We discuss his recent The Daily Star piece "Victory Lap for Tehran in Lebanon" and lay out domestic components to the current political and economic crisis vs regional and international posturing that may be conducive to restoring Lebanon's sovereignty. We also talk about Iran's long-term investment vis-a-vis Hezbollah, the shifting media landscape from conventional outlets to independent voices, and reflections of Mouafac running into my father weeks before his assassination. Mouafac Harb is an advisor to MTV Lebanon and a contributor to The Daily Star. The article referenced in this episode is accessible below: https://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2021/Feb-22/517681-virtual-victory-lap-by-tehran-in-lebanon.ashx Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.beirutbanyan.com Music by Marc Codsi. Logo design by Sara Tarhini. Animation & illustration by Sana Chaaban.