A Saudi Comeback to Lebanese Politics?

Nearly 100 days after his mysterious “captivity” in the Saudi capital, Lebanese Prime Minister  Saad Hariri visited Riyadh again on February 28. The timing could not have been more critical as Lebanon is currently gearing up for a legislative election in May and Hariri is shaping his electoral alliances across the country’s 15 electoral districts. However, the lack of clarity about what was agreed on during this visit left the door wide open for speculation about its potential impact on Hariri’s relations with Riyadh and on Saudi influence in Lebanon. Click here to read my latest analysis on Lebanon.