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Armed Struggle and the Search for StateThe Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993$
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Yezid Sayigh

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296430

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.001.0001

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A Ceasefire, Not a Truce

A Ceasefire, Not a Truce

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(p.410) 17 A Ceasefire, Not a Truce
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Armed Struggle and the Search for State
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Yezid Sayigh

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0018

The resolution provided by the Riyadh and Cairo summit conferences for the Lebanese conflict provided welcome relief for the PLO, but left its mainstream leadership facing a triangle of interrelated political challenges. PLO ambition to become the key power broker in Lebanon had ultimately been frustrated, effectively ending its direct intervention in the reshaping of Lebanese state and society. This by no means indicated a complete loss of influence or an end to manipulative politics—quite the contrary in fact, as the PLO had undeniably become an integral actor in the new balance of power in the country—but it encouraged continued movement towards a more self-contained and clearly demarcated Palestinian statist framework. For the next year, however, the PLO was principally engaged in a complicated holding action: extending the truce in Lebanon and containing the damage done to relations with Syria, while conducting a discreet diplomatic dialogue with the US.

Keywords:   Riyadh, Cairo, PLO, Lebanese conflict, ceasefire, statist framework

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