Lebanon and the Uprising in Syria: Issue for Congress

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This report gives an overview of the social and political situation in Lebanon and in Syria, and discusses how the uprising in Syria could affect U.S. relations with Lebanon. Syria exerts a strong political influence on Lebanon and Syrian business interests remain prominent in the Lebanese economy. Both Lebanon and Syria have diverse societies where ethnic and sectarian groups compete and cooperate as they seek power within the confines of a rigid political system. Congress may review U.S. priorities and programs in relation to future U.S. policy in Lebanon.

Creator(s): Hopkins, Rebecca A.
Location(s): Lebanon
Creation Date: February 2, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Hopkins, Rebecca A.

Analyst in Middle Eastern Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 2, 2012
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Lebanon
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This report gives an overview of the social and political situation in Lebanon and in Syria, and discusses how the uprising in Syria could affect U.S. relations with Lebanon. Syria exerts a strong political influence on Lebanon and Syrian business interests remain prominent in the Lebanese economy. Both Lebanon and Syria have diverse societies where ethnic and sectarian groups compete and cooperate as they seek power within the confines of a rigid political system. Congress may review U.S. priorities and programs in relation to future U.S. policy in Lebanon.

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19 pages.

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