The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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With customarily acute analysis, Smith highlights key issues and maps their global implications to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point for international relations.

Author Biography

Dan Smith is Secretary General of the London-based international peacebuilding organization International Alert and former Director of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).

Table of Contents

Glossaryp. 13
The Shaping of the Middle Eastp. 14
The Ottoman Empirep. 16
European Colonialismp. 20
The New Middle East after World War Ip. 24
Decolonizationp. 28
Arab Nationalismp. 32
The Formation of the State of Israelp. 36
Oilp. 42
The US Presencep. 46
Arenas of Conflictp. 50
Arab-Israeli Warfarep. 52
Israel and Palestinep. 56
Lebanonp. 62
Syriap. 66
Libyap. 70
Egyptp. 72
Algeriap. 76
Iranp. 80
The Iran-Iraq Warp. 84
Iraqp. 86
The Kurdsp. 90
The Gulf Warsp. 94
Saudi Arabiap. 102
Danger and Opportunityp. 106
The State of the Nationsp. 112
Ethnicity and Languagep. 114
Religionp. 116
Life Expectancy and Healthp. 118
Population and Urbanizationp. 120
Water and Sanitationp. 122
Education and Literacyp. 124
Government and Economyp. 126
Military Spendingp. 128
Energy and Transportationp. 130
Water Resourcesp. 132
Labour and Migrationp. 134
Refugeesp. 136
Gender Equalityp. 138
Human Rightsp. 140
Sourcesp. 142
Indexp. 146
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