Between Local Patronage Relationships and Securitization: The Conflict Context in the Bekaa Region
This report provides an analytical summary of the conflict context in the Bekaa region of Lebanon, with a focus on the relationships between the Syrian de facto refugees and the Lebanese host communities in the Baalbeck-Hermel area. It is based on a socio-political qualitative assessment and a conflict analysis that are primarily based on experiences and perspectives of key informants,2 as well as Lebanese and Syrian residents of the Bekaa. Unless otherwise noted, information in this report is based on these interviews. The report is intended as a quick reading of the field at a set point in time, and does not provide a political or military analysis nor predicts future scenarios, and should not be assumed to reflect what is happening at the national level.