Lebanese-Egyptian Relations: The Regional Struggle for Lebanon (Library of International Relations v. 14)
By: Nasser Kalawoun (author)Hardback
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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.
Nasser Kalawoun is a freelance journalist and translator.
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.
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