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The Middle East in Turmoil

Conflict, Revolution, and Change

By (author) William Mark Habeeb
Contributions by Mina Al-Oraibi, Rafael Frankel
Format: Hardback
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Westport, United States
Imprint: Greenwood Press
Published: 14th Feb 2012
Dimensions: w 177mm h 254mm d 20mm
Weight: 689g
ISBN-10: 0313339147
ISBN-13: 9780313339141
Barcode No: 9780313339141
From Islamic extremism in Algeria to civil war in Iraq, this volume provides in-depth coverage of political and cultural conflict in the Middle East.* Supplies an introductory chapter that describes the critical factors that have shaped Middle East politics over the past half century, providing a lead-in to the complex discussions for non-expert readers* Assesses the potential sources of internal conflicts and division within individual countries or subregions as well as its external conflicts, thereby identifying the links between these internal and external points of contention* Specifically addresses Egypt, the Gulf states, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Maghreb, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Yemen in dedicated chapters* Recognizes and explains the prominent role of nonstate actors-including national liberation movements, transnational political movements, militant political parties, and terrorist organizations-and of foreign powers in determining Middle East politics

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"Habeeb's viewpoint is fairly evenhanded and accessible to lay readers. His clear portrayal of the situations and the countries involved will appeal most to those seeking a broader understanding of the Middle East, past and present. It is also suitable for those trying to understand where the region is headed." - Library Journal "A thoughtful, in-depth analysis of Middle East conflicts for faculty, researchers, students, and practitioners." - Choice