Laleh Khalili, ‘Behind the Beirut explosion lies the lawless world of international shipping‘, The Guardian (via The Gamming – which has an important note about the title)
Sara Fregonese, ‘The port of Beirut: vital, historic centre of a complex city‘ (The Conversation)
Update: a longer and updated piece on this topic is here.
Sara’s book War and the City: Urban Geopolitics in Lebanon was published by Bloomsbury late last year.
Update 2: Loubna El Amine, Clearing the Rubble: Lebanon’s Future (London Review of Books)