Re engaging the Middle East

Re engaging the Middle East
Author: Dafna H. Rand,Andrew P. Miller
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9780815737629
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s time for new policies based on changing U.S. interests U.S. policy in the Middle East has had very few successes in recent years, so maybe it’s time for a different approach. But is the new approach of the Trump administration—military disengagement coupled with unquestioning support for key allies--Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia—the way forward? In this edited volume, noted experts on the region lay out a better long-term strategy for protecting U.S. interests in the Middle East. The authors articulate a vision that is both self-interested and carefully tailored to the unique dynamics of the increasingly divergent sub-regions in the Middle East, including North Africa, the Sunni Arab bloc of Egypt and Persian Gulf states, and the increasingly chaotic Levant. The book argues that the most effective way to pursue and protect U.S. interests is unlikely to involve the same alliance-centric approach that has been the basis of Washington’s policy since the 1990s. Instead, the United States should adopt a nimbler and less military-dominant strategy that relies on a diversified set of partners and a determination to establish priorities for American interests and the use of resources, both financial and military. In essence, the book calls for a new post-Obama and post-Trump approach to the region that reflects the fact that U.S. interests are changing and likely will continue to change. The book offers a fresh perspective in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

Bordering the Middle East

Bordering the Middle East
Author: Daniel Meier
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9780429559891
Available:
Release: 2020-05-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume focuses on the influence that borders in the Middle East can have on actors’ identity building, as well as how local, national, or transnational actors re/ define borders and boundaries. The Middle East is facing a political crisis, revealed by the Arab uprisings, that is affecting states’ borders in a paradoxical way: while local, communal, or tribal dissent tends to contest international borders, states are trying to affirm their control over national territory in building border fences. Focusing on borders in their materiality as well as their symbolic dimensions – their representations – may help with reappraising the region’s own history, the local/national specificities, as well as regional/ global constraints affecting borderlands and those who cross borders; be they workers, migrants, or jihadists. In this book, six case studies will provide insights on state- community relationships through the lens of border issues in the Levant and the Gulf. The theoretical framework provided by the border studies conceptual tools allows authors to delve into the process of bordering, de- bordering, and re- bordering which is affecting the region, raising questions on sovereignty, authority, and the political legitimacy of the regimes. This book was originally published as a special issue of Geopolitics.

Routledge Handbook of Middle East Politics

Routledge Handbook of Middle East Politics
Author: Larbi Sadiki
Pages: 682
ISBN: 9781351692595
Available:
Release: 2020-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on various perspectives and analysis, the Handbook problematizes Middle East politics through an interdisciplinary prism, seeking a melioristic account of the field. Thematically organized, the chapters address political, social, and historical questions by showcasing both theoretical and empirical insights, all of which are represented in a style that ease readers into sophisticated induction in the Middle East. It positions the didactic at the centre of inquiry. Contributions by forty-four scholars, both veterans and newcomers, rethink knowledge frames, conceptual categories, and fieldwork praxis. Substantive themes include secularity and religion, gender, democracy, authoritarianism, and new "borderline" politics of the Middle East. Like any field of knowledge, the Middle East is constituted by texts, authors, and readers, but also by the cultural, spatial, and temporal contexts within which diverse intellectual inflections help construct (write–speak) academic meaning, knowing, and practice. By denaturalizing notions of singularity of authorship or scholarship, the Handbook plants a dialogic interplay animated by multi-vocality, multi-modality, and multi-disciplinarity. Targeting graduate students and young scholars of political and social sciences, the Handbook is significant for understanding how the Middle East is written and re-written, read and re-read (epistemology, methodology), and for how it comes to exist (ontology).

Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945

Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945
Author: Peter Hinchcliffe,Beverley Milton-Edwards
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781134070039
Available:
Release: 2007-09-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This third edition of Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945 analyzes the nature of conflict in the Middle East, with its racial, ethnic, political, cultural, religious and economic factors. Throughout the book Peter Hinchcliffe and Beverley Milton-Edwards put the main conflicts into their wider context, with thematic debates on issues such as the emergence of radical Islam, the resolution of conflicts, diplomacy and peace-making, and the role of the superpowers. The book is brought fully up to date with events in the Middle East, covering, for instance, developments in Iraq in 2006 where a democratically elected government is in place but the insurgency show no sign of coming under control. The analysis of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is also brought up to the present day, to include the election of the Hamas government and the 2006 conflict between Israel and Lebanon’s Hizballah. Including a newly updated bibliography and maps of the area, this is the perfect introduction for all students wishing to understand the complex situation in the Middle East, in its historical context.

The Middle East

The Middle East
Author: Dale F. Eickelman
Pages: 418
ISBN: UOM:39015018479504
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Middle East: An Anthropological Approach presents a cogent analysis of the great impact economic and political change imposes on the Middle East. Socio-political complexities inherent to this highly volatile region are thoroughly emphasized: political and religious authority; communal, national, and religious loyalties; family and personal ties shaping Middle Eastern societies and cultures. -- Back cover.

China Considers the Middle East

China Considers the Middle East
Author: Lillian Craig Harris
Pages: 345
ISBN: UCSD:31822016886152
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Release: 1993-12-31
Editor: I.B. Tauris
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the United States Federal Government.

The Rowman Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East

The Rowman   Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East
Author: Mitri Raheb,Mark A. Lamport
Pages: 710
ISBN: 9781538124185
Available:
Release: 2020-12-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work represents the current and most relevant content on the studies of how Christianity has fared in the ancient home of its founder and birth. Much has been written about Christianity and how it has survived since its migration out of its homeland but this comprehensive reference work reassesses the geographic and demographic impact of the dramatic changes in this perennially combustible world region. The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East also spans the historical, socio-political and contemporary settings of the region and importantly describes the interactions that Christianity has had with other major/minor religions in the region.

Race and Slavery in the Middle East

Race and Slavery in the Middle East
Author: Bernard Lewis
Pages: 184
ISBN: 0195053265
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Release: 1992
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the time of Moses up to the 1960s, slavery was a fact of life in the Middle East. But if the Middle East was the last region to renounce slavery, how do we account for its -- and especially Islam's -- image of racial harmony? This book explores these questions. The research presented in this book was first undertaken as part of a group project on tolerance and intolerance in human societies. The group project was never completed but the material gathered for the project on Islam stimulated the book's study of race and slavery in the Middle East, a subject that appears to have so far encouraged scant study. -- Publisher description.

A Short History of the Middle East

A Short History of the Middle East
Author: Gordon Kerr
Pages: 191
ISBN: 1843446367
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Release: 2016
Editor: Kamera Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Situated at the crossroads of three continents, the Middle East has confounded the ambition of conquerors and peacemakers alike. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all had their genesis in the region but with them came not just civilization and religion but also some of the great struggles of history. This book makes sense of the shifting sands of Middle Eastern history, beginning with the early cultures of the area and moving on to the Roman and Persian Empires; the growth of Christianity; the rise of Islam; the invasions from the east; Genghis Khan's Mongol hordes; the Ottoman Turks and the rise of radicalism in the modern world symbolized by Islamic State.

The Middle East

The Middle East
Author: Ewan W. Anderson
Pages: 342
ISBN: 0415076684
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Release: 2000
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With comprehensive illustrations, this is an update and critique of the complexities which have made the Middle East an important regional geographical study.

Atlas of the Middle East

Atlas of the Middle East
Author: National Geographic Society,National Geographic Society (U.S.). Book Division
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0792250664
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes thematic maps and detailed regional and individual maps for sixteen countries from Bahrain to Yemen, plus two Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

The Middle East Today

The Middle East Today
Author: Don Peretz
Pages: 593
ISBN: 0275945758
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Release: 1994
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this completely updated sixth edition, Peretz offers a comprehensive introduction to the history, politics, and contemporary life of the Middle East. Peretz focuses on the major countries in the Middle East, placing emphasis on their political institutions and reports the most recent developments in a volatile region.

The Middle East in the World

The Middle East in the World
Author: Lucia Volk
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781317501749
Available:
Release: 2015-02-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Middle East in the World offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the broader Middle East. After a brief introduction to the study of the region, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of Middle Eastern history; important historical narratives; and the region's languages, religions, and global connections. Students are guided through the material with relevant maps, resource boxes, and text boxes that support and guide further independent exploration of the topics at hand. The second half of the book presents interdisciplinary case studies, each of which focuses on a specific country or sub-region and a salient issue, offering a taste of the cultural distinctiveness of the particular country while also drawing attention to global linkages. Readers will come away from this book with an understanding of the larger historical, political, and cultural frameworks that shaped the Middle East as we know it today, and of current issues that have relevance in the Middle East and beyond.

A History of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East
Author: Peter Mansfield
Pages: 567
ISBN: 0143121901
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Release: 2013
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This is a history of the Middle East; we cannot categorize using one or the other of the Middle East selections given"--

Conflicts in the Middle East Since 1945

Conflicts in the Middle East Since 1945
Author: Beverley Milton-Edwards,Peter Hinchcliffe
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0415440173
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Including a newly updated bibliography and maps of the area, this is the perfect introductionfor all students wishing to understand the complex situation in the Middle East, in its historical context."--BOOK JACKET.

Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East

Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East
Author: Edmund Burke,Nejde Yaghoubian
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9780520246614
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Release: 2006
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history—depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four brief biographies drawn from throughout the Middle East—from Morocco to Afghanistan—in which the reader is provided with vantage points from which to understand modern Middle Eastern history "from the bottom up." Spanning the past 160-plus years and reflecting important transformations, these stories challenge elite-centered accounts of what has occurred in the Middle East and illuminate the previously hidden corners of a largely unrecorded world.

Sweets and Desserts from the Middle East

Sweets and Desserts from the Middle East
Author: Arto Der Haroutunian
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1909166073
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Grub Street Cookery
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published: London: Century Publishing, 1984.

The U S Media and the Middle East

The U S  Media and the Middle East
Author: Yahya R. Kamalipour
Pages: 242
ISBN: 0275959147
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Release: 1997
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experts portray the disturbing ramifications of media today and analyze the stereotypes and misconceptions that Americans have of Arabs and the United States impact on the Middle East.

Plants in the Deserts of the Middle East

Plants in the Deserts of the Middle East
Author: Kamal H. Batanouny
Pages: 194
ISBN: 3540525726
Available:
Release: 2000-12-15
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Usually authors write introductions for their books, although they know that not many readers will read it. Despite this, authors insist on writing an introduction and no publisher will publish a book without one. I would like to inform my dear readers that I have spent almost all of the first quarter of my life in a village in the Nile Delta, 65 km north of Cairo. The everyday scenery there was the beautiful green landscape dissected with canals full of running water. All of these were bordered with the huge sycamore, mulberry and acacia trees. The desert was something unknown to me at that time, except for the very basic information given in geography books, which explained that the desert is a place without water or cultiva tion. Some of my ideas about the desert came to me from the stories in the history of Islam and the desert lands where Islam originated. My real attraction to the desert developed in the last year of my under graduate studies. This was during the field courses in Ecology (Prof. A.M.

America s War for the Greater Middle East

America s War for the Greater Middle East
Author: Andrew J. Bacevich
Pages: 453
ISBN: 9780553393958
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in