The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution / Edition 2

The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution / Edition 2

by Dan Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520257537

ISBN-13: 9780520257535

Pub. Date: 10/02/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the Middle East, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel this arena of confrontation and instability, from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. With customarily acute analysis, he highlights key issues and maps their global implications to explain why this region has become, and will remain, the focal point for

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Overview

As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the Middle East, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel this arena of confrontation and instability, from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. With customarily acute analysis, he highlights key issues and maps their global implications to explain why this region has become, and will remain, the focal point for international relations.

Updated Topics
Include:

* Demographic data

* The Israel-Palestine situation

* The current war in Iraq

* The situation in Lebanon

* Refugees and migration

* Islam in the world

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520257535
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Edition description:
Revised and Updated
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
246,119
Product dimensions:
9.72(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary 13

Pt. 1 The Shaping of the Middle East 14

The Ottoman Empire 16

European Colonialism 20

The New Middle East after World War I 24

Decolonization 28

Arab Nationalism 32

The Formation of the State of Israel 36

Oil 42

The US Presence 46

Pt. 2 Arenas of Conflict 50

Arab-Israeli Warfare 52

Israel and Palestine 56

Lebanon 62

Syria 66

Libya 70

Egypt 72

Algeria 76

Iran 80

The Iran-Iraq War 84

Iraq 86

The Kurds 90

The Gulf Wars 94

Saudi Arabia 102

Danger and Opportunity 106

Pt. 3 The State of the Nations 112

Ethnicity and Language 114

Religion 116

Life Expectancy and Health 118

Population and Urbanization 120

Water and Sanitation 122

Education and Literacy 124

Government and Economy 126

Military Spending 128

Energy and Transportation 130

Water Resources 132

Labour and Migration 134

Refugees 136

Gender Equality 138

Human Rights 140

Sources 142

Index 146

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