Middle East Politics and International Relations : Crisis Zone, Paperback Book

Middle East Politics and International Relations : Crisis Zone Paperback


The Middle East has been defined by political crises for the last 100 years.

In the political halls of power, the media, popular culture and the educational institutions of Western countries, the term the `Middle East' conjures a confused imagery of religion, resources, foreign interference and politics that can be hard to untangle.

This book provides a detailed contextualized exploration of the forces, internal and external, that have shaped today's Middle East.

Each chapter acts as a stand-alone reading that includes history, context and contemporary implications in a chronological order.

Topics explored include:Imperialism in the Middle EastThe formation of the State of IsraelThe Arab-Israeli warsPalestinian politics and the failure of the `peace process'The Iranian Revolution and pan-Shi'ismSuperpowers in the Middle EastThe US-led `War on Terror'The Arab uprisingsThe Syrian War and the rise of the `Islamic State'US-Iran relationsBy rethinking the history of the region through the lens of recent developments, this study will be a core reference tool for students of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 10 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: International relations
  • ISBN: 9781138056275

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