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0:00 Intro 3:32 Foreign Policy 19:33 Neutrality 28:16 Fouad Chehab 39:20 Army & Presidency 44:46 France 54:37 United States 1:05:24 Current Protest Movement 1:21:43 Political Violence We're with Jeffrey Karam for Episode 239 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/jRFHlmn8Zmg We discuss 'The Middle East in 1958', that year's impact on Lebanon and relationship to the October Uprising. We also talk about France's relationship to Lebanon, US foreign policy towards the region and US-Lebanese relations today. Jeffrey is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Lebanese American University and Associate at Harvard University’s Middle East Initiative. His work has been published in both academic and public outlets, including Intelligence and National Security, the Arab Studies Journal, The Washington Post, H-Diplo and ISSF, the Daily Star Lebanon, Megaphone, Jadaliyya, and other venues. He is the editor of The Middle East in 1958: Reimagining A Revolutionary Year. Purchase the book online via the following link: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-middle-east-in-1958-9781788319423/ Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.beirutbanyan.com Music by Marc Codsi. Logo design by Sara Tarhini.