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Rafik Hariri was a leading power in both his life and after his death.At the same time, the country is engaging in activities preparing for the three donor conferences, Rome II, Paris IV and Brussels, that remind us of Hariri's legacy in building a nation and convincing a broad spectrum of society that national interests could outdo sect and tribe, even in a place as complex as Lebanon.While, the Rome II conference will be held end of February aiming at harvesting support for the Lebanese Army and security forces, the two other donor conferences to be held in Paris and Brussels will support Lebanon in attracting foreign investment to prop up its economy.In building synergies between development and security, the three conferences will be held in the coming months aiming at reinforcing Lebanon's security apparatuses, socio-economic situation, and its capacity to cope with the refugee influx.In the past, security and development took two different routes.However, today, in some more complex situations, it is becoming clear that security and development are intimately linked, especially in countries that are fragile, less-developed and in conflict.
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