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The Middle East.

Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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For decades, students and professors have turned to The Middle East as their preferred source for understanding one of the most complex and intriguing areas of the world. This balanced and impartial classic thoroughly examines the events and trends of the Middle East that make the region so important and volatile. The eleventh edition of The Middle East features coverage of the political, cultural, and economic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Congressional Quarterly, inc.
ISBN: 9780872893689 0872893685 9780872893696 0872893693
OCLC Number: 126231245
Description: xix, 663 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Maps, boxes, and tables --
Contributors --
Foreword : This American century in the Middle East / Richard B. Parker --
Preface --
Preface --
[pt]. 1. Overview of the Middle East --
1. Fifteen centuries of Islam --
Unity and diversity --
Islam and the West --
Arabia : birthplace of the Muslim community --
Foundations of Islamic faith and practice --
Islam today --
The struggle in Islam --
2. Arab-Israeli conflict --
Origins of the conflict --
The British mandate --
Partition of Palestine --
Early Arab-Israeli relations --
The 1956 Suez crisis and war --
Arab rivalries --
The June 1967 war --
The October 1973 war --
Rise of the PLO --
Camp David Accords --
Israel at war in Lebanon --
Diplomacy, 1982-1987 --
The Intifada, 1987-1991 --
The U.S.-PLO dialogue --
Seeds of agreement --
Post-Oslo --
Camp David, the al-Aqsa Intifada, and the end of Oslo --
Israeli unilateralism and post-Arafat politics --
Outlook. 3. Persian Gulf conflicts --
The Iran-Iraq rivalry --
The Iran-Iraq war, 1980-1988 --
The Persian Gulf crisis, 1990-1991 --
Persian Gulf war, 1991 --
Containing Iraq --
The Iraq war, 2003 --
Postwar developments --
Islamist extremism and terrorism --
Iran's drive for nuclear capability --
Pakistan, the "Islamic bomb," and relations with the Taliban and Afghanistan --
Gulf Cooperation Council --
Outlook --
4. Middle Eastern oil and gas --
History --
Prices plummet --
The Persian Gulf crisis and war --
Twenty-first-century recovery --
Peak oil --
Growing demand : China and India --
Caspian Sea petroleum --
Economic diversification --
Natural gas --
Outlook --
5. U.S. Policy in the Middle East --
The Executive Branch --
Congress --
The public and foreign policy --
U.S. Middle East Policy --
Outlook. [pt]. 2. Profiles --
6. Egypt --
7. Iran --
8. Iraq --
9. Israel --
10. Jordan --
11. Kuwait --
12. Lebanon --
13. Libya --
14. Palestinian Authority --
15. Persian Gulf states --
16. Saudi Arabia --
17. Syria --
18. Turkey --
19. Yemen --
[pt]. 3. Appendix --
Chronology of events, 1900-2006 --
Major Middle Eastern wars, 1948-2006 --
Index.
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