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The State of the Middle East, Revised and Updated: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution / Edition 1

The State of the Middle East, Revised and Updated: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution / Edition 1

by Dan SmithDan Smith
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As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the Middle East, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel this arena of confrontation and instability, from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. With customarily acute analysis, he highlights key issues and maps their global implications to explain why this region has become, and will remain, the focal point for international relations.

Updated Topics Include:

* Demographic data

* The Israel-Palestine situation

* The current war in Iraq

* The situation in Lebanon

* Refugees and migration

* Islam in the world

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520257535
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/02/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 9.72(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dan Smith is Secretary-General of International Alert and former Director of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He is author of The State of the World Atlas and The Atlas of War and Peace.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Part I : The Shaping of the Middle East * The Ottoman Empire * European Colonialism * The New Middle East after World War I * Decolonization * Anti-Colonial Forces * Arab Nationalism * The Formation of the State of Israel * Zionism and Anti-Semitism * Flight and Exile * Oil * The US Presence * Part II: Arenas of Conflict * Arab*Israeli Warfare * Israel and Palestine * Jerusalem * Lebanon * Syria * Libya * Egypt * Algeria * Iran * The Iran*Iraq War * Iraq * The Kurds * The Gulf Wars * Saudi Arabia * Crisis, Danger and Opportunity * Part III: The State of the Nations * Ethnicity and Language * Religion * Life Expectancy and Health * Population and Urbanization * Water and Sanitation * Education and Literacy * Government and Economy * Military Spending * Energy and Transportation * Water Resources * Labour and Migration * Refugees * Gender Equality * Human Rights * Sources * Index

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