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From the Publisher"Sorensen (international security, US Air Force Air War College) offers a portrait of Lebanon that focuses on security issues (as traditionally defined). He describes the country's modern history, its demographic make-up and how it is related to political and economic development (particularly important in the case of Lebanon and its 'confessional' political system), the nature and activities of Hezbollah, the interaction of Lebanon's political actors and outside regional forces, the role of Lebanon's military forces, and US policy towards Lebanon. … Appendixes include biographies, a chronology, a handful of documents (including the text of the 1989 Taif Agreement), and lists of presidents and prime ministers of Lebanon."
Reference & Research Book News
"The book is readable and concise and concludes with some helpful appendices that provide biographies of selected Lebanese political fi gures, a chronology of Lebanon's history, some official documents, as well as a list of Lebanon's
presidents and prime ministers. … Considering the essential need for a simple rendering of Lebanese politics for
students and the general public, this volume is a helpful one…"
The Middle East Journal