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The Most Beautiful Part of Syria: Lebanon’s Fraught Relationship With Its “Big Brother”

There is a classic joke, told in the cafés of Beirut. A man wants to travel to the Middle East for a holiday. When he approaches his travel agent, he asks, “What is the most beautiful part of Syria to travel to?” The travel agent answers. “Lebanon.” Lebanon and Syria are bonded more closely than almost any two states in ...

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