Cambridge University Press (March 2005)
The international relations of the Middle East have long been dominated by uncertainty and conflict. External intervention, interstate war, political upheaval and interethnic violence are compounded by the vagaries of oil prices and the claims of military nationalist and religious movements.
The purpose of this book is to set this region and its conflicts in context, providing on the one hand a historical introduction to its character and problems, on the other a reasoned analysis of its politics. In an engagement with both the study of the Middle East and the theoretical analysis of international relations, Fred Halliday, who is one of the best known and most authoritative scholars writing on the region today, offers a compelling and original interpretation.
Written in a clear, accessible and interactive style, this book is designed for students, policy makers and the general reader.
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