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Contemporary Middle East: A Westview Reader / Edition 2

Contemporary Middle East: A Westview Reader / Edition 2

by Karl Yambert
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    ISBN-13: 2900813344651
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Publication date: 07/27/2010
    Edition description: Second Edition, Second Edition
    Pages: 448
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Karl Yambert received his PhD from the University of California, Davis, and is a former editor of Middle East Studies at Westview Press.

    Table of Contents

    Preface to the Third Edition xi

    Acknowledgments xiv

    A Note on Editorial Matters xvi

    Summary of Recent Events, 2011-2012 xviii

    I History and Perspectives

    1 The Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East Colbert C. Held John Thomas Cummings 6

    2 The Roots of Arab Bitterness Arthur Goldschmidt Lawrence Davidson 24

    3 Islamist Perceptions of US Policy in the Middle East Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad 37

    4 Global Energy and the Middle East Steve Yetiv 47

    5 New US Policies for a New Middle East? William B. Ouandt 55

    6 Cairo Speech Barack Obama 67

    II Israel and the Palestinians

    7 Israel and the Arabs, and Beyond Robert O. Freedman 91

    8 The United States and Israel Bernard Reich Shannon Powers 99

    9 The Palestinians Glenn E. Robinson 120

    10 Sharon's Fence Idith Zertal Akiva Eldar 132

    11 Whither the Palestinians? Samih K. Farsoun Naseer H. Aruri 139

    12 Ethnicity and Nation-Building in the State of Israel Calvin Goldscheider 150

    13 Syria's Threat to Israel Hirscb Goodman 162

    14 The Iranian Nuclear Threat Against Israel Steven R. David 167

    III Iraq and Iran

    15 Pashtunistan: Afghanistan, Pakistan-and Iraq Stephen Tanner 189

    16 The Land and People of Modern Iraq Phebe Marr 199

    17 Impacts of the Iraq War James DeFronzo 209

    18 Americas Troubled Moment in the Middle East William L. Cleveland Martin Buuton 218

    19 Maliki Consolidates Power in Post-Saddam Iraq Phebe Marr 234

    20 The Iranian Revolution and Its Consequences David W. Lescb 247

    21 Islamic Republic of Iran: Political Dynamics and Foreign Policy Mark Gasiorowski 259

    22 Iran's Regional Foreign Policy Manochehr Dorraj 270

    23 Iran, Israel, and the United States Scott Ritter 279

    24 The Iranian Predicament Michael Axworthy 284

    IV The Islamists

    25 Islamists and Democracy: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Marwan Bishara 300

    26 Talking to Terrorists: Hamas and Hezbollah Mark Perry 307

    V The Arab Spring

    27 The Arab Spring, 2011 Eugene Rogan 330

    28 Egypt: Mubarak and After Arthur Goldscbmidt 342

    29 Bashar al-Asad, Syria, and the Arab Spring David W. Lesch 353

    30 The Arab World at the Intersection of the National and the Transnational James L. Gelvin 360

    VI Looking Forward

    31 The Contemporary Middle East: Some Questions, Some Answers Shibley Telhami 372

    Select Bibliography William L. Cleveland Martin Bunton 386

    Glossary 394

    Notable Persons 405

    Chronology Since World War I 408

    Index 412


    Map I.1 The Middle East 1

    Map 1.1 Middle East languages 8

    Map 1.2 Middle East religions 12

    Map 1.3 Present extent of Islam 14

    Map 2.1 The Sykes-Picot Agreement, 1916 32

    Map 2.2 The Middle Eastern mandates, 1924 35

    Map II.1 Israel 81

    Map II.2 Palestine 82

    Map II.3 United Nations plan for partitioning Palestine, 1947 83

    Map III.1 Iraq 179

    Map III.2 Iran 179

    Map 16.1 Ethnoreligious groups in Iraq 203

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