The Middle East Enters the Twenty-first Century

The Middle East Enters the Twenty-first Century


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This collection analyses the three major developments of the latter part of the 20th century on the future of the Middle East in the 21st century: the Arab-Israeli peace process; the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran; and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. An epilogue discusses the impact of the terrorist attacks of September 11 on the region and the efforts of the US and the EU to build an anti-terrorist coalition in the Arab world while at the same time seeking to devise a solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

About Author

Robert O. Freedman is Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science at Baltimore Hebrew University and author or editor of many books on the Middle East, including Israel's First Fifty Years (UPF, 2000).


Part I. The Persian Gulf and Turkey 1. The Legacy of Iraq's Past and the Promise of its Future, by Judith Yaphe 2. Iran: Slouching Toward the 21st Century, by Shaul Bakhash 3. The Arabian Peninsula Monarchies from Camp David I to Camp David II, by F. Gregory Gause III 4. From Swamp to Backyard: The Middle East in Turkish Foreign Policy, by Malik Mufti Part II. The Arab-Israeli Core Area 5. Israel Enters the 21st Century: Hegemonic Crisis in the Holy Land, by Ilan Peleg 6. The Palestinian National Movement: From Catastrophe to Disaster, by Barry Rubin 7. Jordan: Walking a Tightrope, by Yehudah Lukacs 8. Flanks, Balances, and Withdrawals: The Parameters of Syrian Policy in the Middle East since the 1979 Egyptian-Israell Peace Treaty, by David W. Lesch 9. Lebanon Since 1979: Syria, Hezbollah, and the War Against Peace in the Middle East, by Marius Deeb Part III. Egypt and North Africa 10. Egypt: Moribund Between Past and Future, by Louis Cantori 11. Militant Islam and the State in North Africa, by Mary-Jane Deeb Part IV. The Outside Powers 12. U.S. Policy Toward Israel, by Don Peretz 13. Russian Policy in the Middle East under Yeltsin and Putin, by Robert O. Freedman Epilogue: The Bush Administration, the European Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Impact of September 11

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  • ISBN13: 9780813025759
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9780813025759
  • ISBN10: 0813025753

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