Accession Number : ADA138031

Title :   Lebanon in the Middle East Subordinate System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Eid,N S

PDF Url : ADA138031

Report Date : 03 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 192

Abstract : This thesis studies Lebanon in the Middle East Subordinate System. It outlines Lebanon's individuality, the people's attitudinal prisms, and their attachment to Western values and ethics, as well as their link to the hinderland through Lebanon's arabity. This study does not focus on the Arab-Israeli problem, but only looks at it as it applies to Lebanon's stability, a stability threatened during the crises of 1958 and 1975-76 and in the following years. It underscores Lebanon's uninterrupted friendly relations towards the United States, which in its preoccupation with major issues in the Middle East, neglected to perceive Lebanon's individuality. Although the Israeli invasion of Lebanon was the catalyst that brought the United States closer to Lebanon, it is hoped that the full partnership of the United States in negotiations for peace in the region will be a long-lasting, mutual commitment. America's understanding of the uniqueness of Lebanon, it is believed, should serve the interests of both Washington and Beirut in the seemingly endless turbulence of the Middle East. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lebanon, *Middle East, *International relations, *Arabs, International politics, History, Ethnic groups, Foreign policy, Political alliances, Islam, Theses, Intervention

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE