The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/3/2010
  • Publisher: Westview Pr

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The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africacontinues to provide comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the regionrs"s critical contemporary events and issues. Invited specialists contribute authoritative overviews of the government and politics of each country in the Middle East and North Africa. As in previous editions, country chapters are systematically organized to address historical background, social and economic conditions, politics, and foreign policy, and each chapter features an updated data table for easy compare and contrast. The sixth edition has been revised throughout to reflect recent substantial changes in the Middle East and includes seventeen new maps and a new introductory chapter on the region. In addition, the authors provide vital new considerations of major developments, including Iranrs"s nuclear policies; political dynamics in postwar Iraq; Israelrs"s post-Sharon politics; the fragmentation of Palestinian representation between Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank; as well as recent developments in Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon.

Author Biography

David E. Long is a consultant on the Middle East and counterterrorism. He is retired from the US Foreign Service and has taught and lectured extensively on Middle Eastern subjects. He is the author of The United States and Saudi Arabia: Ambivalent Allies and The Anatomy of Terrorism.

Bernard Reich is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He is a member of the board of advisory editors of the Middle East Journal and a member of the international editorial board of Israel Affairs. He has published widely on the Middle East and international politics and on US foreign policy. His numerous books include A Brief History of Israel, Arab-Israeli Conflict and Conciliation, and Political Dictionary of Israel.

Mark Gasiorowski is professor of political science at Louisiana State University. He specializes in the Middle East and third-world politics. His notable publications include US Foreign Policy and the Shah: Building a Client State in Iran and (with Malcolm Byrne) Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
About the Book and Editorsp. ix
About the Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: Middle Eastern and North African States in Comparative Perspectivep. 1
Republic of Turkeyp. 15
Islamic Republic of Iranp. 49
Kingdom of Saudi Arabiap. 91
Republic of Iraqp. 123
Eastern Arabian States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Omanp. 161
Republic of Yemenp. 205
Republic of Lebanonp. 233
Syrian Arab Republicp. 267
Hashimite Kingdom of Jordanp. 297
State of Israelp. 321
The Palestiniansp. 365
Arab Republic of Egyptp. 397
Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriyap. 423
Kingdom of Moroccop. 447
Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeriap. 479
Republic of Tunisiap. 509
Indexp. 537
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