It is hazardous to write about postwar Lebanon while the war is still going on, to write about the day after tomorrow when tomorrow may bring still more bloodshed. Yet it is not unrealistic to outline what the Lebanese deem most desirable for Lebanon and what may still be feasible, under conditions not beyond human control.

At the outset, one must point out that an analysis of Lebanon today cannot be narrowed down to the relatively simplistic question: What after the Palestinians? If it is to have the slightest claim at comprehensiveness, such an analysis must still address problems that

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  • Ambassador Ghassan Tuéni has been Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lebanon at the United Nations since 1978. He is also the Publisher (and former Editor) of the newspaper Al Anhar in Beirut. In 1975-76, he was a member of the Lebanese Cabinet. He is the author of several books in Arabic. Ambassador Tuéni is a christian of the Greek-Orthodox Church.
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