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Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967-1976

James R. Stocker


This book examines the history of diplomatic relations between the United States and Lebanon during a transformational period for Lebanon and a time of dynamic changes in U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Drawing on tens of thousands of pages of declassified materials from U.S. archives and a variety of Arabic and other non-English sources, the book provides a new interpretation of Lebanon's slide into civil war, as well as insight into the strategy behind U.S. diplomatic initiatives toward the Arab–Israeli conflict. During this period, the book argues that Lebanon was often a pawn in the ga ... More

Keywords: diplomatic relations, United States, Lebanon, Lebanese Civil War, Arab–Israeli conflict, military aid, Lebanese military

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501700774
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501700774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James R. Stocker, author
Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Trinity Washington University