The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Lebanon in Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings: In the Eye of the Hurricane

Author: Maximilian Felsch

Publisher/Publication: Routledge

DOI/ISBN: 9781138477841

The writer provides an analysis of the period after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, focusing on events that influenced the Assyrian population. The author criticizes the American policy in Iraq in general, referring to their actions and inaction, that had a deep effect on the indigenous communities of the country, especially considering the expectations that were created, that they would lead a better life after the atrocities they suffered under the Saddam Hussein's regime. The heinous acts of terrors from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that followed, along with the very few Assyrians that remain in their home today, unfortunately highlights the impact of this period on the embattled communities.