Author: Nassim AbiGhanem

Nassim AbiGhanem is a senior PhD candidate in International Relations at Central European University.

A Lebanese army soldier throws a tear gas canister towards anti-government protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (PHOTO: Bilal Hussein / AP)
The trickle-down of Lebanon’s power-sharing system epitomizes in Tripoli

While the army was meant to maintain Taif’s division of power and address intra-Lebanese violence, it is not perceived as a neutral institution in Tripoli.