Tangled Skein or Gordian Knot?
Iran and Syria as State Supporters of Political Violence Movements in Lebanon and in the Palestinian Territories
Author(s): Doron Zimmermann
Editor(s): Andreas Wenger
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
Date of publication: 2004
Issue number: 70
Available for purchase: Yes
Series: CSS Zürcher Beiträge
Description: This book examines the extent to which Iran and Syria support terrorist and political violence movements in the Middle East and, more specifically, in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. The author argues that the regional status quo, coupled with the military might arrayed against Iran and Syria, compels both states to depend on asymmetric confrontations by proxy. He goes on to state that unless confronted diplomatically or militarily, these states will have no incentive to abandon their support for such movements.General note: © 2004 Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
Bibliographic note: Includes a bibliography of online and published sources.