The judge investigating Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh on suspicion of illicit enrichment has described a lawsuit that forced the suspension of his probe as "unprecedented". It comes amid rising tensions between the country's judiciary and political and financial elite.
Most policymakers and pundits are confounded by what to do about Lebanon. They ask: "What do the Lebanese people want? How strong is the hold that the sectarian elites and Hezbollah, the Iranian proxy, have over the population? And is change even possible in Lebanon?"