National Security in Lebanon

National Security is where the Government protects the State and its citizens against any type of national crisis – whether domestic or overseas. Management of National Public Affairs for the public good, coupled with effective state administration, is a key part of this. Both the public and private sector and Civil Society have a key role to play – whether that is from academia to the media, from law enforcement to the adoption of a labour policy, or from pension and social protection schemes to the adoption of integrated and well structured education and healthcare sectors.

Issues

  • Is it possible to set up the concept of “National Security” in Lebanon?
  • Who defines its components?
  • What are the processes to develop this concept?
  • Do the geopolitical issues in Lebanon require that an initiative be taken to start setting up this concept?
  • Is it acceptable to be content with mere theories and watchwords rather than concrete actions?
  • To what extent is the concept of “National Security” linked to the supreme interests of Lebanon and the Lebanese? ie, to what extent is it necessary to establish a mechanism to protect this concept against any exploitation or confiscation?
  • Why is there a need for a “National Security” Concept in Lebanon?
  • What is hindering its achievement?
  • What is the best methodology for the construction of the concept of “National Security” in the strategic rather than tactical sense?
  • Can National Security contribute to the strengthening of the National Identity and the consolidation of the State Structure?

"Towards a Federative and Productive National Pact"

Three dimensions of the “National Security” in Lebanon towards a Federative and Productive National Pact:

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