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The Middle East is a major focus of world interest. This atlas provides accessible, concisely written entries on the most important current issues in the Middle East, combining maps with their geopolitical background. Providing a clear context for analysis of key concerns, it includes background topics, the position of the Middle East in the world and profiles of the constituent countries.
A valuable introduction to undergraduate students of political science and Middle East studies and designed as a primary teaching aid for courses related to the Middle East in the areas of politics, history, geography, economics and military studies, this book is also an outstanding reference source for libraries and anyone interested in these fields.
Section 1: The Middle East in Context Section 2: The Middle Eastern Background: Geographical and Historical Section 3: Fundamental Concerns 1. Petroleum 2. Water 3. International Boundaries 4. Transboundary Issues Section 4: States of the Middle East Section 5: Key Issues 5. War and Conflict 6. Political Issues 7. The Israeli-Palestinian Question 8. Iraq 9. Afghanistan Section 6: Further Reading