The Middle East and North Africa 2003
Events in the Middle East are regularly being reported, discussed and debated but the relaying of the situation is often biased and the history of the events is not always fully understood. "The Middle East and North Africa 2003" provides impartial analyses and an invaluable collection of the latest statistics and directory data on all the countries and territories of the Middle East and North Africa.
Providing background information on issues concerning the region as a whole, the introductory essays written by eminent writers, scholars, journalists and broadcasters provide a general survey and analyses of the contemporary social, political and economic situation.
Subjects covered include Arab-Israeli Relations 1967-2001; the Jerusalem issue; the religions of the Middle East and North Africa; oil in the Middle East and North Africa; natural gas in the Middle East and North Africa; and Iraq, sanctions and the 'War Against Terror.'
In-depth individual country and territory surveys include comprehensive essays on physical and social geography, history and economy; a statistical survey covering the major economic indicators; an invaluable directory providing contacts in fields including government, the media, trade, industry and tourism; plus a bibliography.
Details are also provided for research institutes active in the region, listing their aims, functions, key personnel and contact details.
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