The collapse of the Lebanese state is not a presumption anymore. It is a question of time, unless drastic steps will be taken.
Today, the danger is poverty. The soldiers are not receiving their salaries, for lack of currency. This danger might lead to the disintegration of the military institution from within. Corruption, political stalemate, foreign interference — these are the main causes of Lebanon’s maladies.
In that case, the situation is no longer a domestic Lebanese problem. It is regional and, what is more, international.