Can Saudi Arabia Afford Its Aid Cut to Lebanon?

Saudi Arabia’s decision to suspend a major military aid package to Lebanon – $3 billion earmarked for the purchase of French weapons – and to revoke another $1 billion pledged to support Lebanon’s internal security services, is an unexpected and dramatic change of policy toward a politically crucial Arab country.

Can Saudi Arabia Afford Its Aid Cut to Lebanon?
Lebanese security forces stand guard outside the Saudi embassy in Beirut's Hamra district. (ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)

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