About the Project
To answer these questions, the Lebanese Republic Project within the Baker Institute’s Center for the Middle East will study the deep-seated political and social challenges facing this beleaguered nation, enlisting experts from across the United States, Europe and the Middle East to provide coherent options for policymakers. The fundamental geopolitical issue regarding Lebanon, the region and the international community, including the U.S., is the consequences of a failed Lebanese state, creating a vacuum in the Levant that will lead to wider instability, affecting the national security interests of all the parties involved. Importantly, this project will identify realistic policy options for the Biden administration’s approach to the Lebanese crisis.
The Baker Institute thanks Ms. Kelly Rorschach and Mrs. Kimerly Rorschach Hart for their generous gift to support the Lebanese Republic Project, made in memory of their mother Virginia “Ginny” Rorschach.