384 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
Aimed at undergraduate-level courses, this brand-new textbook provides an overview of Middle Eastern politics, offering in-depth examination of the forces of stability, change, uncertainty, and progress in the region.
Building on both historical and contemporary analysis, the chapters are timely, engaging, and provocative, covering topics such as:
Providing a unique perspective on the major themes and current state of knowledge about the region, this new textbook will be invaluable to students of Middle Eastern politics.
1. Turmoil and Transition in the Middle East Politics
Part I. Historical and Contemporary Contexts
2. A Modern History of the Middle East
3. The Arab-Israeli Conflicts: Causes and Consequences
4. Nationalists vs Islamists: The Struggle for Power
5. The Persian Gulf and Global Security
Part II. Changing Dynamics and Evolving Challenges
6. Beyond the Arab Uprisings: Democratic Rollback?
7. The Internet: Double-Edged Sword
8. Confronting Terrorism and the Islamic State
9. New Security Issues: Food, Water, and Labor Emigration
10. The Changing Geopolitics of Oil
11. US-Iran Relations: The Key to Stability
12. New Regional Players: China, India, and Russia
Part III. Prospects for the Future
13. New Paradigms and Trends