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

Middle East Politics and International Relations : Crisis Zone Paperback


The contemporary Middle East has been defined by political crises and conflict.

The interplay of internal and external factors have set the region on a path of turmoil and crisis with devastating outcomes for its people.

The absence of political accountability and representation, and policies pursued by the United States to keep US-friendly regimes in power have been two key factors that have contributed to the seemingly insoluble Middle East politics. This book provides a detailed exploration of the forces, internal and external, that have shaped today's Middle East.

The book follows a chronological order and provides context to major political milestones. Topics explored include:* Imperialism in the Middle East* The formation of the State of Israel* The Arab-Israeli wars* Palestinian politics and the failure of the `peace process'* The Iranian Revolution and pan-Shi'ism* Superpowers in the Middle East* The US-led `War on Terror'* The Arab uprisings* The Syrian War and the rise of the `Islamic State'* US-Iran relationsThis study puts recent developments in historical context, and will serve as a core reference tool for students and researchers of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 238 pages, 10 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: International relations
  • ISBN: 9781138056275

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