The Struggle for Lebanon: A Modern History of Lebanese-Egyptian Relations

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September 2000



Lebanese leaders of all persuasions faced the constant fear of being swallowed into an Arab-Muslim superstate after the union of Syria and Egypt in 1958. Lebanese-Egyptian relations during the period 1952-70 passed through several phases but the main theme was uneasy co-operation, with Lebanon holding on to an independent role with the strong support of the US before Lebanese politics became engulfed in civil war in the 1970s.


The battle over regional defence pacts; Lebanon fails the test at Suez; the Lebanese-UAR dispute of 1958; the era of co-existence; Lebanon between Nasser and Arab radicals; Lebanon and the Cairo Accord; decrease of Egyptian influence since 1971; conclusion.


Nasser Kalawoun is a freelance journalist and translator.
EAN: 9781860644238
ISBN: 1860644236
Untertitel: 'Library of International Relat'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: I B TAURIS
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2000
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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