The Global Studies series is designed to provide comprehensive background information and selected world press articles on the regions and countries of the world.This tenth edition of Global Studies: Middle East provides an introduction to the status and problems of the Middle East — through essays, statistics, current world press readings, and a listing of related World Wide Web sites.
The Middle East: Cradle of Islam
Middle East Map
The Middle East: Theater of Conflict
United Arab Emirates
Articles from the World Press
1 How the Modern Middle East Map Came to Be Drawn, David Fromkin, Smithsonian, May 1991.
2 Islam: Sunnis and Shiites, Muhammad Hanif, Social Education, October 1994.
3 What Is Islam?, Abdulaziz Sachedina, The World & I, September 1997.
4 Islamic and Western Values, Ali A. Mazrui, Foreign Affairs, September/October 1997.
5 Islam's Shame: Lifting the Veil of Tears, Ibn Warraq, Free Inquiry, Fall 1997.
6 Dubai Puts Politics Aside, Aims to Be a Mideast 'Hong Kong', Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, April 23, 1997.
7 Cairo's Poor: Dilemmas of Survival and Solidarity, Asef Bayat, Middle East Report, Winter 1996.