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The Middle East Today

Author : Don Peretz
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In this completely updated sixth edition, Peretz offers a comprehensive introduction to the history, politics, and contemporary life of the Middle East. Peretz focuses on the major countries in the Middle East, placing emphasis on their political institutions, and reports on the most recent developments in a volatile region.

The Middle East Today

Author : Dona J. Stewart
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The new edition of The Middle East Todayprovides an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. This updated and revised edition features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their learning, including; detailed maps and images, case studies on key issues, boxed sections and suggestions for further reading. The book highlights the current issues facing the Middle East, linking them to the rich political, geographical and cultural history of the region. The author examines the crises and conflicts, both current and potential, likely to dominate the region in coming years. The second edition has been fully updated and revised to include discussion of such recent events as: the effects of the Arab Spring Turkey’s growing influence in the region the dramatic increase in Iran’s nuclear capabilities Usama bin Laden’s death and declining support for violent extremist movements in the Middle East. Further supplemented by a companion website containing sample chapters, a selection of maps formatted for use in presentations, and annotated links to online resources and websites, TheMiddle East Today is an essential resource for all students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography.

Exam Prep for The Middle East Today A Political and

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The Middle East Today

Author : Dona Stewart
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The Middle East Today is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. The book features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their learning. These include detailed maps, case studies on key issues, boxed sections, suggestions for further reading. In addition, the book is further supplemented by a companion website that contains sample chapters, a selection of maps formatted for use in presentations, annotated links to online resources and websites, hints and pointers for answering the end of chapter questions. The book highlights a host of current issues facing the Middle East, linking them to the rich political, geographical and cultural history of the region. The author examines the crises and conflicts, both current and potential, likely to dominate the region in coming years. Key chapters focus on: stereotypes of the region the making of the modern state system contemporary Islamist thought the Arab-Israeli conflicts the struggle for economic and social development democracy and political transformation in the region. Designed to both introduce and develop a deeper understanding of this rapidly changing region, The Middle East Today is an essential text for all students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography.

The New Middle East

Author : James L. Gelvin
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December 17, 2016 marked the sixth anniversary of the outbreak of the Arab uprisings. In the six years since Muhammad Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia, igniting the uprisings which continue today, the entire Middle East landscape has changed in ways that were unimaginable before. In spite of the early hype about the "Arab Spring" and the prominence observers gave to calls for the downfall of regimes and an end to their abuses, most of the protests and uprisings born of Bouazizi's self-immolation have had disastrous results across the whole Middle East. While the old powers reasserted their control with violence in Egypt and Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and Syria have virtually ceased to exist as states, torn apart by civil wars. In other states-Morocco and Algeria-the forces of reaction were able to maintain their hold on power, while in the "hybrid democracies"-Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq-protests against government inefficiency, corruption, and arrogance have done little to bring about the sort of changes protesters have demanded. Simultaneously, ISIS, along with other jihadi groups (al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda affiliates and wannabes, Ansar al-Shariahs, etc.) have thrived in an environment marked by state breakdown. This book explains these changes, outlining the social, political, and economic contours of what some have termed "the new Middle East." One of the leading scholars of modern Middle Eastern history, James L. Gelvin lucidly distills the political and economic reasons behind the dramatic news that come every day from Syria and the rest of the Middle East. He shows how and why bad governance, stagnant economies, poor healthcare, climate change, population growth, refugee crisis, food and water insecurity, and war increasingly threaten human security in the region.

Roundtable Discussion on U S Policy Toward the Middle East

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East
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Developments in the Middle East July 1982

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East
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U S Policy in the Middle East November 1974 February 1976

Author : United States. Department of State. Office of Media Services
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The Middle East Today

Author : Mahmud Brelvi
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Soviet Involvement in the Middle East and the Western Response

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe
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Middle East A strategic survey

Author : Army Library (U.S.)
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Political Leaders of the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa

Author : Bernard Reich
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Political-biographical profiles of a select group of leaders who have made significant contributions to the politcal evolution and development of the Middle East and North Africa since World War II.

The Great War and the Middle East

Author : Robert Johnson
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Regimental Archives of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light Infantry, Woodstock, Oxfordshire -- Official Histories -- Selected Published Books and Articles -- Index

Sowing Crisis

Author : Rashid Khalidi
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Acclaimed historian and political commentator Rashid Khalidi presents the compelling case that U.S. and Soviet intervention in the Middle East not only exacerbated civil wars and provoked the breakdown of fragile democracies, but continues to this day to shape global conflict in the region. Examining the strategic interplay of cold war superpowers, Khalidi explains how the momentous events that have occurred over the last two decades—including two Gulf wars, the occupation of Iraq, and the rise of terrorism—can only be understood in light of this chilling legacy.

Bad Moon Rising

Author : Gilles Kepel
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The ultimate manifestation of jihad began with the attack against New York. From Egypt to the Emirates, I made observations and extracted confessions.

Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East

Author : Donna Lee Bowen
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A revised and updated edition of a popular and widely used text

Voices of the New Arab Public

Author : Marc Lynch
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Explores the impact the Al-Jazeer and other satellite television stations have had on Arab politics over the last decade, discussing how these new Arab medias have encouraged open debate about Iraq, Palestine, Islamism, Arab identity, and other key political and social issues.

The Middle East Today

Author : Dona J. Stewart
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"The Middle East Today" is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. The book features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their learning. These include detailed maps, case studies on key issues, boxed sections, suggestions for further reading. In addition, the book is further supplemented by a companion website that contains sample chapters, a selection of maps formatted for use in presentations, annotated links to online resources and websites, hints and pointers for answering the end of chapter questions. The book highlights a host of current issues facing the Middle East, linking them to the rich political, geographical and cultural history of the region. The author examines the crises and conflicts, both current and potential, likely to dominate the region in coming years. Key chapters of this title focus on: stereotypes of the region; the making of the modern state system; contemporary Islamist thought; the Arab-Israeli conflicts; the struggle for economic and social development; and, democracy and political transformation in the region. -- Publisher description.

The Multiple Identities of the Middle East

Author : Bernard Lewis
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The Middle East is the birthplace of ancient civilizations, but most of the modern states that occupy its territory today are of recent origin, as are many key concepts of communal and individual identity and loyalty that the peoples of the region now confront. In The Multiple Identities of the Middle East, eminent Middle East historian Bernard Lewis elucidates the critical role of identity in the domestic, regional, and international tensions and conflicts of the Middle East today. Examining religion, race and language, country, nation, and state, Lewis traces the rapid evolution of the identities of the Middle Eastern peoples, from the collapse of the centuries-old Ottoman Empire in 1918 to today's clash of old and new allegiances. He shows how, during the twentieth century, imported Western ideas such as liberalism, fascism, socialism, patriotism, and nationalism have transformed Middle Easterners' ancient notions of community, their self-perceptions, and their aspirations. To this fascinating historical portrait, Lewis brings an understanding of the region and its peoples, as well as a profound sympathy for the plight that the modern world has imposed on them. The result is an invaluable tool in our understanding of an area that is of increasing global importance and concern today.

Untangling the Middle East

Author : Ori Z. Soltes
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A lucid and engaging breakdown of the history, culture, and politics that define today’s Middle East. Untangling the Middle East is a layman’s guide to the history—political, religious, and cultural—that led us to the current challenges plaguing the Middle East. It covers the major interests and actors in the region, and helps to spin a narrative of the evolution of violence and conflict in this age-old hotbed of unrest. There are no easy answers or simple explanations to be found here, only a clear-eyed and engaging recounting of the many factors that have brought this region to where it is today. Whether he is discussing the history of the Semitic peoples or the birth of Islam in the region, Soltes brings insight and much needed context to the people, places, and things that make up the inheritance of today’s Middle East. He possesses the historian’s appreciation for detail and the teacher’s knack for fashioning coherence out of complex material. This book should be a go-to resource for a solid foundation in understanding the Middle East and a bulwark against the disinformation regarding this region that is often found on cable television or in speeches on the campaign trail. The Middle East may be a mess but it need not be a mystery, with the help of this indispensable guide.