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US Foreign Policy and the Multinational Force in Lebanon

Vigorous Self-Defense

Authors: Varady, Corrin

  • Proves that not all US foreign policy in the Middle East during the late Cold War was aimed at containing the Soviet Union
  • Examines how the use of military force in a peacekeeping context leads to policy deviation and incrementalism
  • Compares local vs. regional vs. global drivers in US policy decision making in the Middle East looking at: local sovereignty, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, broad Cold War ideology and the emerging transnational peacemaker identity
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About this book

This book offers a fresh perspective on the impact of the US intervention in Lebanon in 1982 and the decision-making drivers that led the Reagan Administration into the Lebanese Civil War. Based on newly released archival materials from high level Washington officials such as President Reagan, Secretary of State Shultz and Secretary of Defense Weinberger, it argues that the failure of the Reagan Administration to accurately understand the complex political landscape of the Lebanese Civil War resulted in the US-led Multinational Force becoming militarily intertwined in the conflict. This book challenges the notion that Reagan deployed US Marines under the ideals of international peacekeeping, asserting that the US Administration hoped that the Multinational Force would create the political capital that Reagan needed to strengthen the US’ position both in the Middle East and globally. Ultimately, the peacemakers were forced to withdraw as they evolved into antagonists. A case study in the foreign policy doctrines of key Washington decision-makers throughout the 1980s, this project is perfect for any International Relations scholar or interested reader seeking to understand the links between the mistakes of the Reagan Administration and contemporary US interventions in the Middle East.

About the authors

Corrin Varady is an academic, journalist and entrepreneur. He has finished two masters at the University of New South Wales, AU and the London School of Economics, UK with First Class Honours and completed his PhD at the London School of Economics, UK. Corrin also produced the international feature documentary, The Road to Freedom Peak, on the plight of Ugandan former child soldiers. He lives between Beirut and Johannesburg. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Varady, Corrin

    Pages 1-19

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  • Lebanon: A Crowded State Without a Nation

    Varady, Corrin

    Pages 21-43

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  • Discontinuity and Legacy: US Policy in Lebanon and the Middle East

    Varady, Corrin

    Pages 45-76

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  • Operation Peace for Galilee and the Establishment of the MNFI

    Varady, Corrin

    Pages 77-109

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  • Return of the Marines and the Multinational Force II

    Varady, Corrin

    Pages 111-142

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53973-7
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53972-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85289-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
US Foreign Policy and the Multinational Force in Lebanon
Book Subtitle
Vigorous Self-Defense
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53973-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53973-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53972-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85289-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 273
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