Lebanon on Hold - Implications for Middle East Peace

Edited by Rosemary Hollis and Nadim Shehadi

Published by the Royal Institute for International Affairs
In association with the Centre for Lebanese Studies
July 1996

     ISBN 1 86203 020 0

"This is a valuable work for which Chatham House and the Centre for Lebanese Studies are to be congratulated. It should be studied closely by policy-makers and the appropriate lessons drawn from it, the principal one that making war on civilians in the cause of 'anti-terrorism' does not open the road to peace"

    Sir Anthony Parsons

This collection of analytical essays highlights critical issues at stake for Lebanon and the peace process as seen by 16 international specialists. It reflects concerns which will have to be addressed if the present cycle of attack and counter attack is to be broken. The work was conceived in order to emphasise the lessons to be drawn from 'Operation Grapes of Wrath' and to focus attention on a Lebanese perspective and the need for reassessment of Lebanon's position in the Middle East peace process. This need became obvious during the Israeli attack of April 1996.

Some of the contributors provide valuable historical background on the players, their strategies and objectives; others aim to provoke more creative thinking about how to bring a viable peace to the region. The intention overall is to lay the ground for an essential rethink, not only on Lebanon, but also on the whole Middle East agenda for peace.


    Sir Anthony Parsons

    Operation Grapes of Wrath : Calculations of the Mediators

  1. The Costs of Wrath: An American Perspective
    Richard W Murphy
  2. France Makes a Comeback
    Bassma Kodmani Darwish

    The Syrian-Iranian Dynamic

  3. The Address is Syria
    Patrick Seale
  4. The Syrian-Iranian Axis in Lebanon
    Hussein Agha
  5. Syrian Predominance in Lebanon: Not Immutable
    Volker Perthes

    Israel's Security Agenda

  6. Israel in the Grip of the Insecurity Zone
    Augustus Richard Norton
  7. The Limits of Coercion
    Yezid Sayigh
  8. Acting Tough: Israel's Domestic Imperatives
    Marwan Bishara
  9. Weighing Israel's Options Now
    Mark Heller

    Hizballah in Perspective

  10. Hizballah: From Militia to Political Party
    May Chartouni Dubarry
  11. Hizballah: Pragmatism and Popular Standing
    Giles Trendle

    Lebanon Emergent

  12. Periodic Attacks Make for Perpetual Occupation?
    Ahmad Beydoun
  13. In the Wake of Grapes of Wrath: Meeting the Challenge
    Paul Salem
  14. After the Crisis:Assessing the Economic Consequences
    Marwan Ghandour
  15. The Way Ahead: Restoring the Lebanese State
    Fida Nasrallah

    What of the Peace Process? Arab Fears

  16. Peace Under the Gun?
    Abdel Moneim Said Aly


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