Lebanon after the civil war: Peace or the illusion of peace?

Faten Ghosn, Amal Khoury

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This article investigates the effectiveness of Lebanon's post-conflict strategies by exploring the "reconciliation" efforts that were undertaken after the war, and highlights the obstacles to such efforts. While Lebanon signed a peace agreement in October 1989 to officially end a 15-year civil war, today it is still a troubled country. Many have attributed Lebanon's inability to shed its conflict-prone past to its sectarian system; however, this article traces the ongoing instability, in part, to the failure of the government to deal effectively with the abuses of the civil war.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-397
Number of pages17
JournalMiddle East Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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