Faysal Itani is the deputy editor of Newlines. He is the deputy director of the Human Security Unit at the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy. He is also an adjunct professor of Middle East Politics at Georgetown University and George Washington University. He grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and lives in Washington, DC.
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The Lebanese had managed to destroy their country in 1975 without Syrian help. Still, the Syrian occupation in Lebanon, a prolonged obscenity in itself, helped to thoroughly corrupt Lebanon’s institutions, public life, public servants, and ultimately all Lebanese, even as it shaped the fate of the country’s politics and factions.