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Beware of Small States

Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780786744411

Price: $12.99 / $15.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: March 30th 2010

Genre: Nonfiction / History / Middle East


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In this magisterial history of Lebanon, from the end of Ottoman rule to the Hezbollah and Hamas wars of today, acclaimed and fiercely independent Middle East journalist and historian David Hirst charts the interplay between a uniquely complex country and the broader struggles of the modern Middle East. Lebanon is the battleground on which the region’s greater states pursue their strategic, political, and ideological conflicts–conflicts that sometimes escalate into full-scale proxy wars. Hirst warns that only serious diplomatic action from the Obama administration can prevent the next such action from engulfing the entire region.

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