Middle East Politics and International Relations

Middle East Politics and International Relations

Crisis Zone

by Kylie Baxter and Shahram Akbarzadeh

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 07/06/2018

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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 relations


This 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.
ISBN:
9781138056275
9781138056275
Category:
International relations
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
07-06-2018
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
238
Dimensions (mm):
235x159mm
Weight:
0.36kg

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