Speakers: Ahron Bregman, Department of War Studies, Kings College London, Nadim Shehadi, Associate Fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House and Former Director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford
Series: Olive Tree Middle East Forum
Pundits and officials are warning of a new war in the Middle East in the coming months. One of the potential flash points is the Israel-Lebanon border. The purpose of the next Forum is to dig behind the headlines and explore the factors that brought Israel and Lebanon to war in the past; examine what underlies the current tensions; and assess what is at stake in the event of renewed conflict.
On the panel:
Ahron Bregman, Department of War Studies, Kings College, London. Ahron grew up in Israel and he now lives in London. He was an officer in the IDF during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and was stationed in Beirut. He has since specialized in the study of conflict and security issues in the region. His latest book is Israel's Wars: A History since 1947.
Nadim Shehadi, Associate Fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House, and former Director of the Centre of Lebanese Studies, Oxford (1985-2005). Nadim grew up in Beirut, studied in Europe and since the 1980s he has lived either in London or Beirut. He is Co-editor, with Rosemary Hollis, of Lebanon on Hold: Implications for Middle East Peace, which was published after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1996.