After the resignation of Najib Mikati on March 22, 2013, Lebanon is without a government, again. In an attempt to avoid a descent into instability and potential conf
After the resignation of Najib Mikati on March 22, 2013, Lebanon is without a government, again. In an attempt to avoid a descent into instability and potential conflict, Lebanon's political factions agreed to nominate Tamman Salam to succeed Mikati as prime minister. Since his nomination at the beginning of April, Salam is struggling to form a new government.
The questions have been asked before: what exactly is Lebanon and can Lebanon be governed? Reading John Agnew's "geopolitics: re-visioning world politics", and particularly the chapter dealing with different aspects of territorial states, one comes to an astonishing conclusion: Lebanon is not a state! This finding alone defines and affects every political struggle that Lebanon, and in fact many “states” in the Middle East, is facing.
What is a territorial state? According to Agnew's geopolitical theory, a territorial state has exclusive power within its territory as represented by the concept of sovereignty; it is a political entity where domestic and foreign affairs are essentially separated realms in which differe..."
Victor Argo, which is a pseudonym, holds a management position within a European ministry of defense. He uses an alias since his views are private and in no way connected with any official view of any European government. Victor Argo is personally connected to Lebanon.