424 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
This textbook provides an overview of Middle East politics, primarily for undergraduate students. It offers an in-depth look at the forces of stability, change, uncertainty, and progress in the region, while identifying their historical, cultural, political, socioeconomic.
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