Lebanon: A Brief History of Religious and Political Conflict Introduction The struggle of Lebanon dating back as early as 3000 B.C. until now is largely due to its geographic location. Winslow refers to Lebanon as “conflict prone” due to: geostrategic vulnerability (location), economic marginality (scarcity of resources), and ethical relativism (conflict of people and culture). Because Lebanon is a small country that lack substantial resources for military defense, coupled with diverse factions, the country remains vulnerable to many outsiders. In turn, the turmoil of outside factions points to religious, political, and cultural differences. For those reasons, Lebanon has been in a state of flux and unrest. This paper will discuss...The end:
.....liefs, and identity challenges continues to surface. A national community must protect Lebanon in working together for joint peacekeeping efforts in order to maintain its identity, in addition to its political stability. Religious sects will continue, however what is worrisome is the abusive and corrupt power of Hezbollah in its quest to divide the country because of secular issues. Works Cited Hamzeh, N. (2001, July) Clientalism, Lebanon: Roots and Trends. Middle Eastern Studies. (27). Smith, L. (2010, July). Iran and Hezbollah’s Spiritual Leader. Wall Street Journal. Web. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704862404575350951440367406.html Winslow, C. (1996). Lebanon:War and Politics in a Fragmented Society. Routledge: New York.