Lebanon protests rock Hezbollah’s grip on power. That’s cause for hope — but also danger.

George A. Lopez, professor emeritus of peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, underlined the risk associated with sanctions imposed on an already turbulent region in an NBC News THINK article.

Unlike former President Barack Obama, Trump “uses sanctions like a sledgehammer and bangs away, and the more things break, the better,” Lopez said.

Originally published at nbcnews.com on October 25, 2019.

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