This collection of essays analyzes the impact of the Middle East peace process since 1993 on the countries most affected by it - Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Egypt and Syria - and on the domestic politics and foreign policies of Turkey and the countries of the Persian Gulf and North Africa. The contributors also examine policies of the United States and Russia both as they affect the peace process and as the two countries pursue other interests in the Middle East.
Part 1 The Arab-Israeli Core Area: Domestic Determinants of Israeli Foreign Policy - the Peace Process from the Declaration of Principles to the Oslo II Interim Agreement, Myron J. Aronoff and Yael S. Aronoff; Netanyahu and Peace - From Sound Bites to Sound Policies?, Mark Rosenblum; Palestinian and Other Arab Perspectives on the Peace Process, Muhammam Muslih; The Transformation of Jordan, 1991-1995, Adam Garfinkle; Syria and the Transition to Peace, Raymond A. Hinnebusch; Egypt at the Crossroads - Domestic, Economic and Political Stagnation and Foreign Policy Constraints, Louis J. Cantori. Part 2 Turkey and the Gulf States: Turkey and the Middle East After Oslo I, George E. Gruen; Iraq After the Gulf War - the Fallen Idol, Phoebe Marr; Iran Since the Gulf War, Shaul Bakhash; The Arabian Peninsula, F. Gregory Gause II. Part 3 North Africa: North Africa in the Nineties - Moving Toward Stability?, Mary Jane Deeb; The Sudan - Militancy and Isolation, Ann Mosely Lesch. Part 4 The Role of External Powers: US Middle East Policy in the 1990s, Don Peretz; Russia and the Middle East Under Yeltsin, Robert O. Freedman.