This book examines regime stability and political change in the heartland of the Middle East. It discusses the distribution of power within each regime of the Middle East; the sources of regime legitimacy; and the social, economic, and ideological trends influencing change in the region.
Table of Contents
Editor’s Note -- Introduction -- Stability and Change in Syria -- The Future of Ba‘thist Iraq: Power Structure, Challenges, and Prospects -- Iranian Politics Since the Gulf War -- The Nine Lives of Hashemite Jordan -- Regime Stability and Change in the Gulf: The Case of Saudi Arabia -- The PLO and the Palestinians: A Revolution Institutionalized -- Israel: Political Change in a Democratic State -- Egypt’s Political Order: Continuity and Challenges
Robert B. Satloff is deputy director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a specialist on Arab and Islamic politics, and a professorial lecturer at The Johns Hopkins School for Advanced and International Studies. He is the author of <i>From Abdullah to Hussein: Jordan in Transition<i> (forthcoming, 1994) and <i>Troubles on the East Bank: Challenges to the Domestic Stability of Jordan<i> (1986).