Lebanon: Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis by B. RubinLebanon: Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis by B. Rubin

Lebanon: Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis

byB. Rubin

Paperback | October 17, 2010

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No country in the world has more political battles, military conflicts, and ethnic complexity per person and per square mile than does Lebanon. Continually for fifty years, it has seen crisis after crisis, often drawing in direct U.S. and international involvement. Most recently, Lebanon has been the scene of a civil war, wars with Israel, a popular mass movement that expelled Syrian occupation, terror, hostage-taking, assassination, and the struggle between allies of Iran and the West. This book explains the issues, events, and personalities involved in one of the globe’s most dramatic and important stories.

Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal and of Turkish Studies. He has authored 22 and edited 34 books, mostly on the Middle East. His latest books include The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition), with Walter ...
Title:Lebanon: Liberation, Conflict, and CrisisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:October 17, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230623069

ISBN - 13:9780230623064

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Table of Contents

Reflections on Lebanon--William Harris * What Makes Lebanon a Distinctive Country?--Eli Fawaz * Lebanon’s Militia Wars--Tony Badran * Lebanon’s Roller Coaster Ride--William Harris * Demographic Dilemmas--Mark Farha * Lebanon’s Culture: Popular Music as a Case Study--Charles Paul Freund * Lebanon’s Economy between Violence and Political Stalemate-- Nimrod Raphaeli * Islamist Groups in Lebanon-- Gary Gambill * Hizballah in Lebanon: Between Tehran and Beirut, between the Struggle with Israel, and the Struggle for Lebanon--Eyal Zisser * The Lebanese Shi’a as a Political Community--Omri Nir * Israel and Lebanon: Problematic Proximity--Jonathan Spyer * America and the Lebanon Issue--David Schenker

Editorial Reviews

"A rare panoptical book on Lebanon, illustrating the country's complexity and exhilarating intangibles."--Michael Young, Opinion Editor, The Daily Star, Lebanon