A comprehensive and timely survey of Middle Eastern international relations, Tareq Ismael provides in-depth analysis of the interrelated dimensions of confrontation that have entangled almost every aspect of life in the region, transforming it into a 'penetrated political system'. Essential for readers interested in the Middle East, international relations, politics, history and public policy.
'…the book is informative and diverse in its scope.' Journal of Mediterranean Studies
Contents: The Regional System: regional dynamics in historical perspective, Jacqueline S. Ismael and Tareq Y. Ismael; The state: globalization and the Middle East, Richard Falk. The Regional System After the Gulf War: Hydropolitics in the Middle East, Hilal Elver; The Gulf War, economic and financial linkages and Arab economic development: Iraq: the pivot?, Paul Sullivan; The Middle East after the Gulf War: Balance of power and nuclear deterrence, Adel Safty; Some international law implications of the Oslo/Cairo framework for the PLO/Israeli peace process, Richard Falk. The Global Context: Britain's shadows: post-colonialism and Palestine, John Strawson; Post-communist Eastern Europe and the Middle East: the burden of history and new political realities, Andrej Kreutz; A new orientalism: Europe confronts the Middle East, Phillip Marfleet; The American shadow: U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, Jeff Helsing; The United Nations and the Muslim world: allies or adversaries?, Ali A. Mazrui; The global Ummah and the British Commonwealth: four ethical revolutions, Ali A. Mazrui.