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Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East


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Middle East Peace Plans

Middle East Peace Plans

1st Edition

Edited By Willard A. Beling
October 09, 2017

Bringing peace to the Middle East, and in particular resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict, is one of the perennial and seemingly impossible tasks of world diplomacy. Many different peace plans have been put forward by different countries; but still there has been no breakthrough. This book, first ...

Superpowers and Client States in the Middle East The Imbalance of Influence

Superpowers and Client States in the Middle East: The Imbalance of Influence

1st Edition

Edited By Moshe Efrat, Jacob Bercovitch
October 09, 2017

This book, first published in 1991, examines in detail superpower-client relations in the Middle East. The Middle East, with its protracted and seemingly insoluble conflict and complex patterns of loyalty and hostility, is the ideal setting for the study of such relationships. Using the USSR and ...

Nuclear Rivals in the Middle East

Nuclear Rivals in the Middle East

1st Edition

By Shyam Bhatia
October 09, 2017

Nuclear weapons are the elusive ‘toys’ of modern warfare and are hankered after by every Middle Eastern government. Although no Middle eastern government has formally admitted that the purpose of its investment in nuclear research is to develop weapons, it is certain that two countries, Israel and ...

Conflict in the Middle East

Conflict in the Middle East

1st Edition

By P.J. Vatikiotis
October 09, 2017

The Middle East is a continuing crisis area in world politics. This crisp and penetrating book, first published in 1971, analyses the historical development of the major issues in Arab politics, explains the conflicting interests now at stake in the Middle East and how the politics of the area were...

Defending Arabia

Defending Arabia

1st Edition

By J.E. Peterson
October 09, 2017

The defence of the Gulf has been a vital strategic concern for close on 100 years. The British first became involved in the Gulf to protect the sea routes to India and with the development of international air routes the Gulf became a crucial staging post. This book, first published in 1986, ...

Iran At War With History

Iran: At War With History

1st Edition

By John Limbert
October 09, 2017

Iran is the only Middle Eastern state to have preserved its national identity through the upheavals of Arab, Turkish and Mongol invasions. It is heir to the richest culture in the Middle East: a culture that extends far beyond the state’s political boundaries. This book, first published in 1987, ...

Peacemaking in the Middle East Problems and Prospects

Peacemaking in the Middle East: Problems and Prospects

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Marantz, Janice Gross Stein
October 09, 2017

This book, first published in 1985, examines the whole problem of peacemaking in the Arab-Israel conflict. It considers the different countries involved, the changing positions they have adopted over time and the range of opinion within each country. It looks at the role of the superpowers and ...

The Gulf War Its Origins, History and Consequences

The Gulf War: Its Origins, History and Consequences

1st Edition

By John Bulloch, Harvey Morris
October 09, 2017

After a million deaths and twice that number injured, after the destruction of much of the infrastructure of Iran and Iraq, disruption of trade throughout the Gulf and the involvement of the USA and USSR, was the Gulf War a pointless exercise, a futile conflict which achieved nothing and left the ...

The Gulf War and the Environment

The Gulf War and the Environment

1st Edition

Edited By Farouk El-Baz, R.M. Makharita
October 09, 2017

The Gulf War inflicted dramatic environmental damage upon the fragile desert and shore environments of Kuwait and north eastern Saudi Arabia. Marine environments experienced oil spills; inland, oil lakes and burning oil wells caused widespread pollution. This book, first published in 1994, presents...

The Struggle for the Middle East The Soviet Union and the Middle East, 1958-68

The Struggle for the Middle East: The Soviet Union and the Middle East, 1958-68

1st Edition

By Walter Laqueur
October 09, 2017

This book, first published in 1969, surveys Soviet policies and Middle Eastern responses during the turbulent 1960s. It deals with changing moods of Turkey and Iran, the Arab-Israeli conflict in the context of big power rivalry in the Middle East, the Russian naval presence in the Mediterranean, ...

Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

1st Edition

By Various
July 12, 2016

This 12-volume set of previously out-of-print tiles examines many aspects of conflict and security in the Middle East. Works on the first Gulf War (including one on its environmental impact) sit alongside books about the superpowers, nuclear rivalry and attempts at peacemaking....

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