From Positive Neutrality to Partisanship: How and Why the Armenian Political Parties Took Sides in Lebanese Politics in the Post-Taif Period (1989–Present)

@article{Geukjian2009FromPN,
  title={From Positive Neutrality to Partisanship: How and Why the Armenian Political Parties Took Sides in Lebanese Politics in the Post-Taif Period (1989–Present)},
  author={Ohannes Geukjian},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={45},
  pages={739 - 767}
}
  • Ohannes Geukjian
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • This article examines the policy of the Armenian political parties in Lebanon in light of the Taif agreement in 1989 that ended the Lebanese civil war and granted the Armenian community more political rights. The Armenian parties (Dashnak, Hunchak and Ramgavar) in the post-Taif period were obliged to abandon the policy of positive neutrality that they adopted from 1975 to 1989, and took sides with various Lebanese parties to protect the communal interests that the consociational structure of… CONTINUE READING
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