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Sanctuary and Survival: The PLO in Lebanon

Boulder: Westview Press, 1990

by Rex Brynen

Table of Contents


1. Dilemmas of Sanctuary

  • Insurgents and Sanctuaries: A Framework for Analysis
  • Insurgent Strategy and Decision-making

2. The Palestinians and Lebanon

  • al-Nakba: Palestinians in Exile and Diaspora, 1948-67
  • The Lebanese Sanctuary
  • Sect, Class and Identity: A Brief Political Economy of the Lebanese System
  • al-Thawra: The Emergence of the Palestinian Movement, 1967-
  • The PLO in Lebanon

3. Rising Tensions (1969-75)

  • From Cairo to Verdun: Implementing the Cairo Agreement
  • Roots of the Crisis
  • From the Milkart Protocols to the Civil War

4. The Lebanese Civil War (1975-76)

  • The Opening Rounds, April-December 1975
  • Escalation, January 1976
  • Towards Intervention, February-May 1976
  • Damascene Steel, June-October 1976

5. Battles on Three Fronts (1976-78)

  • The Syrian Challenge
  • The Quadripartite Committee and Shtura Agreement
  • Back to the Front: The War in the South, 1976-78
  • Operation Litani

6. Countdown to Confrontation (1978-82)

  • Lebanese Repercussions
  • Camp David and the War in the South, 1978-81
  • The July Crisis
  • Readying for the Invasion, July 1981-June 1982

7. Maintaining Sanctuary

  • The PLO in Lebanon, 1969-82: An Assessment
  • PLO Decision-making in Lebanon
  • Maintaining Sanctuary

8. Aftermath: The PLO in Lebanon since the 1982 War

  • The Struggle for Survival
  • Centrifugal Pressures
  • Amal, Syria, and the War of the Camps
  • Reunification
  • The PLO and Lebanon: Continuing Challenges
  • Lebanon, the Intifada-and Independence?

Appendix: The Cairo Agreement (1969)


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