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Israel–Lebanon Maritime Boundary Agreement: An Assessment

Summary: The Lebanon–Israel maritime boundary agreement may bring security, stability, and mutual economic benefits.

  • Abhay Kumar Singh and S. Samuel C. Rajiv
  • Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses / IDSA

The agreement can be expected to mute the security deficit to an extent, given that any military conflict between Israel and Hezbollah will impact optimum extraction of the gas resources.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was critical of the agreement while out of office, may not be expected to cause a rift in Israel’s relationship with the US by abandoning it or hurting its implementation, given that it came about after intensive US-mediated diplomacy, which was no doubt hastened by the…

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