The Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Africa and the Middle East focuses on international organizations in Africa. And the Middle East. This makes sense for political, cultural, and geographical reasons.
North African countries, and many located in the Sahel region, are members of not only African but also Middle Eastern international organizations due to their cultural and religious heritage as well as geographic location between Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
A limited number of global organizations are also included in this book when they have major programs focusing on Africa and/or the Middle East.
This volume emphasizes intergovernmental organizations but many non-governmental organizations are also included. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.
The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, thematic topics, and major international issues affecting the region.
This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this subject.