Summary: In this new edition of International Relations of the Middle East, leading scholars present a balanced and comprehensive analysis of the international politics of the region. While offering a historical framework and up-to-date analysis of contemporary events, the book also introduces key theories and concepts and applies them to a Middle Eastern context.
Part I offers a historical and chronological overview of the principal developments in the international pol ...show moreitics of the Middle East within the broader context of an evolving international system. Part II considers region-specific conflicts and issues--the Arab-Israel crisis, wars in the Gulf, and U.S. and European policy--and examines them from an international relations perspective. Part III provides a regionally sensitive perspective by looking at major themes in international relations, including globalization, democratization, cooperation, and conflict, as they pertain to the Middle East. The implications of both September 11, 2001, and the intervention in Iraq in the spring of 2003 are discussed throughout the text. ...show less