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2nd Edition

An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs

ISBN 9780415680967
Published October 24, 2013 by Routledge
352 Pages 98 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Features include:

  • Clearly and thematically organised sections covering the continuing importance of the Middle East, the background, fundamental concerns, the states and the crucial issues related to the area.
  • Original maps integrated into the text, placing international issues and conflicts in their geographical contexts.
  • Case studies and detailed analysis of each country, complete with relevant statistics and key facts.
  • Coverage of fundamental considerations, such as:

    • water shortage
    • the petroleum industry
    • conflicts and boundary issues

  • A comprehensive further reading section, enabling students to cover the topic in more depth.

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Liam D Anderson is a Professor of Political Science at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, where he teaches international relations and comparative politics. He specialises in issues of constitutional design, particularly in the context of Iraq and other divided societies.

Ewan W Anderson is Emeritus Professor of Geopolitics, University of Durham.He has a continuing research interest in boundaries and strategic resources.


"Highly recommended." -- W. J. Breitbach, California State University (CHOICE, June 2010)