Mirror of the Arab World

Lebanon in Conflict

Sandra Mackey (Author)


"A vivid picture of the crushing difficulties faced by every Arab government."--Kirkus Reviews

The security of the West is threatened by escalating turmoil rising out of the Arab states is Lebanon, a small, tortured country poised uneasily between East and West. Improbably, this most unique of Arab states has much to teach about the Arab world. Like many Arab little sense of common identity and no strong central government.

The tumultuous history of Lebanon illuminates not only the challenges that Arabs pose to themselves but also the fear and hostility that arise in response to perceived threats from the West. Awareness and understanding circumstances and pressures are the first steps toward resolution, cooperation, and solidity on all sides.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33374-9
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 304 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Incisive, timely, and eminently readable. A wonderful guide to the complexity of the brewing conflict in Lebanon and what it will mean for the Middle East.” — Vali Nasr

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