Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My articles on US role in igniting the Lebanese civil war

My 11-part articles in Al-Akhbar about US role in igniting the Lebanese Civil War will appear in a book form in a week or so in the Beirut Book Exhibit. The articles are basically a detailed and critical reviews of 1) James R Stoker, Spheres of Influence: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967-1976, published by Cornell University Press; 2) unpublished MA thesis at the University of Oslo titled  A Dangerous Sideshow. The US and the Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1976 by Huse, Geir Bergersen Huse, 2014; and various declassified US documents that I retrieved from the National Archives and also the recently released US "presidential briefs" which were declassified and released by the CIA pertaining to the years under study.  The cover of the book is designed by comrade Raed Charaf.