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Karim Makdisi is an associate professor of international politics at the American University of Beirut and a co-editor of "Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World" (University of California Press, 2017). He was interviewed by PassBlue for its podcast episode on the Aug. 4, 2020, Lebanon blast. To listen:

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