© 2009


Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis

  • Barry Rubin

Part of the The Middle East in Focus book series (MEF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Barry Rubin
    Pages 1-8
  3. William Harris
    Pages 9-23
  4. Tony Badran
    Pages 35-62
  5. William Harris
    Pages 63-82
  6. Mark Farha
    Pages 83-97
  7. Charles Paul Freund
    Pages 99-108
  8. Gary C. Gambill
    Pages 131-154
  9. Jonathan Spyer
    Pages 195-212
  10. David Schenker
    Pages 213-237
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book


No country in the world has more political battles, military conflicts, and ethnic complexity per person and per square mile than does Lebanon. This book explains the issues, events, and personalities involved in one of the globe's most dramatic and important stories.


complexity conflict economy Israel violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Barry Rubin
    • 1
  1. 1.Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) CenterIsrael

About the editors

BARRY RUBIN is Director of the GLORIA Center, editor of MERIA Journal, and editor of the Middle East in Focus series for Palgrave Macmillan.

Bibliographic information


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