Politics and International Relations in the Middle East: Continuity and Change / Edition 1

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Politics and International Relations in the Middle East surveys trends and prospects for the region in the wake of the Gulf crisis. Prominent academics and specialists from the British Foreign Office combine to evaluate and provide informed comment on the regional political agenda in the post-Cold War era. These authors discuss the long-term political trends of the Arab states, security structures in the Gulf, the role of national boundaries, the economic impact of the Gulf War, Iran's future, Russian foreign policy in the region and the significance of the Madrid Peace conference. This authoritative volume stresses the need to place traditional conflicts such as land, water, economics and internal political rivalries in the context of more recent patterns of political change, such as the partial Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories and the establishment of limited Palestinian autonomy in Gaza and Hebron.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858982342
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 158

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of contributors
Introduction: Middle East politics after the Gulf War 1
1 Long-term political trends in the Arab states of the Middle East 17
2 'Whatever happened to the Damascus Declaration?': evolving security structures in the Gulf 37
3 Boundaries in the Middle East 61
4 Water and politics in the Middle East 73
5 The regional economic impact of the Gulf War 90
6 Iran: continuity and change since the revolution - carrying water in a sieve? 105
7 The continuity of Russian and Soviet policy in the Middle East 118
8 The significance of the Madrid peace conference 133
Bibliography 148
Index 151
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