Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945


Giving a much-needed historical overview, this second edition of a successful book analyzes the nature of conflict in the Middle East, with its racial, ethnic, political, cultural, religious and economic factors.This second edition brings the book right up to date and includes:* an examination of the effects of 9/11 on the Middle East peace process* Bush's war on terrorism* an updated discussion of the superpower conflict in the Middle East and the Kurdish situation* a new chapter covering the recent war in Iraq.Also putting the main conflicts in to their wider context with a thematic debate of issues such as the emergence of radical Islam, the resolution of conflicts, diplomacy and peace-making and the role of the superpowers, this will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and will become a key publication in the study of the Middle East.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004
  • 2nd


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