This book is conceived as an inquiry into the causes and consequences of military intervention in the postwar politics of the Middle East. It provides an informative and fully documented study of the whole interplay of domestic, regional, and international politics in the postwar Middle East.
1. American Entanglement in Three-dimensional Politics Part 1: Legacies 2. The Islamic Tradition 3. The Beginnings of Military Modernization 4. European Imperial Styles Part 2: Postwar Politics 5. Military Politics and the Lingering Cold War 6. Armies in Postwar Politics Part 3: Military Republics 7. Egypt: Military Rule in a Rapidly Changing Society 8. Military Roulette: Syria and Iraq 9. Sudan: Military Interruption of Civilian Rule Part 4: Military-Civilian Coalitions 10. Junior Partners: Pakistan and Algeria 11. Concealed Partners: Pakistan and Turkey Part 5: Traditional Monarchies 12. Libya: Triumph of Sanusi Leadership 13. Saudi Arabia: The Peninsula Under Najdi Rule 14. Yemen: Test of Zaydi Durability Part 6: Modernizing Monarchies 15. An American Client: Iran 16. Cold War Beneficiary: Afghanistan 17. Jordan: Keeping a Nonviable State Alive 18. Constitutional Absolutism: Morocco 19. Kuwayt: An Affluent Amirate Under Political Siege Part 7: Non-Military Republics 20. Garrison Democracy: Israel 21. Confessional Democracy: Lebanon 22. Tunisia: Stable One-Party System Part 8: Regional Consequences 23. Armies as Agencies of Social Change 24. Arms Races in the Region 25. Races in the Arab-Israel Zone 26. Changing Military Politics and United States Options