Hezbollah: A Short History

Princeton University Press
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Most policymakers in the United States and Israel have it wrong: Hezbollah isn't a simple terrorist organization--nor is it likely to disappear any time soon. Following Israel's war against Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, the Shi'i group--a hybrid of militia, political party, and social services and public works provider--remains very popular in the Middle East. After Lebanon tottered close to disaster, Hezbollah and its allies gained renewed political power in Beirut. The most lucid, informed, and balanced analysis of the group yet written, Hezbollah is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East. A new afterword brings readers up to date on Hezbollah's most recent actions.

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About the author

Augustus Richard Norton is professor of international relations and anthropology at Boston University and a fellow of the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies. A former U.S. Army officer and West Point professor, he has conducted research in Lebanon for more than three decades.

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Publisher
Princeton University Press
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Published on
Jan 19, 2009
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9781400830060
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Middle East / General
Political Science / Terrorism
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Anthropology / General
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