Now in its sixtieth edition, this title continues to provide the most up-to-date geo-political and economic information for this important world area.
New for 2014:
a brand new essay on democratization in the countries of North Africa
full details and analysis of the presidential election in Iran
extensive coverage of the ongoing conflict between Government and opposition forces in Syria
covers the Middle East and North Africa from Algeria to Yemen
includes topical contributions from acknowledged experts on regional affairs
accurately and impartially records the latest political and economic developments
provides comprehensive data on all major organizations active in the countries of the region.
introductory essays cover a wide range of topics relating to the region as a whole.
Individual chapters on each country incorporating:
essays on the physical and social geography, recent history and economy
an extensive statistical survey of economic and social indicators, which include area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education
a full directory with names, addresses and contact details covering the constitution, government, legislature, political organizations, election commissions, diplomatic representation, judiciary, religious groups, the media, finance, trade and industry (including petroleum and natural gas), tourism, defence and education
a country-specific bibliography, providing suggestions for further research.
includes all major international organizations active in the Middle East and North Africa; research institutes specializing in the region; and select bibliographies of books and periodicals.