This book is a comprehensive examination of the Syrian involvement in the Lebanese crisis. It focuses on the Syrian interests in Lebanon, the motivation of the Assad regime for intervening in the Lebanese crisis, and the pattern of Syrian actions in Lebanon.
Table of Contents
Studies in International Politics -- Preface -- Introduction: Origins of the Syrian Involvement in Lebanon -- The Syrian Involvement in the Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1976 -- The Process of Syrian Involvement in the Civil War -- Syria and External Factors -- Syria's Failure to Turn Military Achievement to Political Advantage, 1977-1981 -- The Beginnings of the Consolidation of Syrian Power in Lebanon -- The Conflict between Syria and the Christian Camp (1978) -- The Struggle for Southern Lebanon -- Syria and the Lebanese War, 1981-1985 -- Renewed Hostilities between Syria and the Lebanese Forces (December 1980-June 1981) -- The "Missile Crisis" and the Events Leading Up to the Peace for Galilee Operation (April 1981-June 5,1982) -- Syria's Role in the Peace for Galilee Operation (June 6-September 1,1982) -- Syria's Struggle against the Achievements of the Peace for Galilee Operation (September 1982-May 1985) -- The Effects of the Lebanese Crisis on the Assad Regime -- The Assad Regime and the Lebanese Crisis -- The Period since the Lebanese War: Syria's Continuing Challenges -- Syria in Lebanon: An Overview
Reuven Avi-Ran, David Maisel