Journal of Defense Studies and Resource ManagementISSN: 2324-9315

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Review Article, J Def Stud Resour Manage Vol: 2 Issue: 1

The Lebanese Sunnis: A Community in Disarray

Andrew Kirkby*
Institute of National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Corresponding author : Andrew Kirkby
Research Assistant, Institute of National Security Studies, Israel
Received: December 09, 2012 Accepted: January 10, 2013 Published: January 16, 2013
Citation: Kirkby A (2013) The Lebanese Sunnis: A Community in Disarray. J Def Stud Resour Manage 2:1. doi:10.4172/2324-9315.1000105


The Lebanese Sunnis: A Community in Disarray

As Lebanon celebrated its sixty-ninth anniversary on November 22 it also, more ominously, marked roughly one month since the assassination of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) Intelligence Chief, Wissam al-Hassan. In that month, two disconcerting trends have become apparent. First, the traditional board game of Lebanese politics—with strong political chiefs—is becoming a harder game to manage, particularly for the Sunni community. And second, with the Sunni community increasingly in disarray, a leadership vacuum has developed.

Keywords: Sunni community; Intelligence; Communal; Lebanese government; Leadership

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