This latest edition of this textbook explores the states and regimes of the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting heavily revised, fully updated chapters written by the world’s leading Middle East experts, it analyzes the historical development, political institutions, foreign policies, and democratic struggles of the region's various countries. It also covers recent events, providing the political background necessary for understanding the Arab world, Israel, Turkey, and Iran. The volume can be used in conjunction with The Societies of the Middle East and North Africa textbook for a comprehensive overview of the region.
Introduction: The Middle East and North Africa in Comparative Perspective Part I: Mashriq 1 The Syrian Arab Republic 2 Republic of Lebanon 3 Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 4 State of Israel 5 Palestine 6 Republic of Turkey Part II: Persian Gulf 7 Republic of Iraq 8 Islamic Republic of Iran 9 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 10 Eastern Arabiab States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates & Oman 11 Republic of Yemen Part III: Maghrib 12 Arab Republic of Egypt 13 State of Libya 14 Republic of Tunisia 15 People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria 16 Kingdom of Morocco