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In recent years I have had the privilege of visiting, reading about and thinking about Lebanon. Two stories often recur: the story of Lebanese resilience to crises, and the story of Lebanese vulnerability to crises. In CEDRE, I see the possible beginning of a third story – but Lebanon's leaders will need to demonstrate courage and stamina if it is to deliver on its ambition, to the benefit of all the communities which call Lebanon home.for Lebanon?And this is where CEDRE strikes me as interesting, as it could be the beginning of a third story.This could be a promising path for Lebanon – allowing, perhaps, the best of both worlds – to keep the currency peg and the confidence this brings, while also reducing costs and increasing the competitiveness of Lebanese businesses and Lebanese exports.It feels like it might be time for Lebanon's leaders to show that they are ready to start a new, brave and – in some ways – more boring chapter in Lebanon's history.
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