Middle East at the Crossroads: The Changing Political Dynamics and the Foreign Policy / Edition 1

Middle East at the Crossroads: The Changing Political Dynamics and the Foreign Policy / Edition 1

by Manochehr Dorraj
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761813918

ISBN-13: 9780761813910

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: University Press of America

Middle East at the Crossroads provides a comprehensive account of the post-Cold War Middle East and analyzes the foreign policy challenges that they pose. The essays focus on some of the regional developments in the post-Cold War era and the foreign policies of the United States, Russia, the European Union, China, and Japan toward the region. The contributors

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Middle East at the Crossroads provides a comprehensive account of the post-Cold War Middle East and analyzes the foreign policy challenges that they pose. The essays focus on some of the regional developments in the post-Cold War era and the foreign policies of the United States, Russia, the European Union, China, and Japan toward the region. The contributors present a critical and nuanced analysis sensitive to the regional complexities as well as to the context of foreign policy responses of the great powers. They demonstrate that the Middle East is not out of step with history, but a part of it that is not only shaped by it, but also molds it. These realities have created a new political dynamic that has led to new political configurations. These changes have led to an evolution in the relations among Middle Eastern countries and global politics in general. The essays in this volume expose a complex and unpredictable future in the Middle East that demands a new foreign policy response from the Western world that is more sensitive to the regional realities and aspirations of the people in this area.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761813910
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 Whither Middle East? chapter 3 The Post Cold War Middle East and Its Foreign Policy Challenges chapter 4 The Fate of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa chapter 5 Ideology and Foreign Policy in the Arab World: Jargon and Legitimacy chapter 6 Israeli and Foreign Policy in the Era of Pax Americana chapter 7 Women and the Changing Political Dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa chapter 8 Refighting the Cold War: Containment as the Foundation of America's Post-Cold War Political-Military Posture in the Middle East chapter 9 Post-Soviet Russian Foreign Policy toward the Middle East chapter 10 Political Economy of European Union Middle East Relations chapter 11 Patterns of Reorientation in the Foreign Policies of Japan and China toward the Middle East in the Post-Cold War Diplomacy chapter 12 Index

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