This revised and updated version of An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs provides accessible, concisely written entries on the most important current issues in the Middle East, combining maps with their geopolitical background. Offering a clear context for analysis of key concerns, it includes background topics, the position of the Middle East in the world and profiles of the constituent countries.
Updated to include recent developments such as the "Arab Spring," this book is a valuable introduction to undergraduate students of political science and Middle East studies and is designed as a primary teaching aid for courses related to the Middle East in the areas of politics, history, geography, economics and military studies. This book is also an outstanding reference source for libraries and anyone interested in these fields.
"Highly recommended." -- W. J. Breitbach, California State University (CHOICE, June 2010)
Introduction Section A: The Middle East in Context Section B: The Middle Eastern Background: Geographical and Historical 1.Geographical background 2.Historical background Section C: Fundamental Concerns 1.Petroleum and economy 2.Water 3.Internatioanl boundaries 4.Transboundary issues Section D: States of the Middle East 1.Afghanistan 2.Algeria 3.Bahrain 4.Cyprus 5.Egypt 6.Gaza and the West Bank (Palestine) 7.Iran 8.Iraq 9.Israel 10.Jordan 11.Kuwait 12.Lebanon 13.Libya 14.Mauritania 15.Morocco 16.Oman 17.Qatar 18.Saudi Arabia 19.Sudan 20.Syria 21.Tunisia 22.Turkey 23.United Arab Emirates (UAE) 24.Western Sahara 25.Yemen 26.Summary of Change Beyond the Middle East 27.Pakistan 28.Rimland Seas Section E: Key Issues 1.War and Conflict 2.Political Issues 3.The Israeli-Palestinian question 4.Iraq 5.Afghanistan Section F Further Reading