The state of the Middle East: an atlas of conflict and resolution

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University of California Press, Oct 11, 2006 - History - 144 pages
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A valuable tool for understanding the Middle East and global politics, this innovative and information-packed volume combines clear, analytical text with full-color maps and graphics to provide a comprehensive and accessible guide to the region today. As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the region, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel this arena of confrontation and instability. With customarily acute analysis, he highlights key issues and maps their global implications to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point for international relations. Smith includes historical maps that show the making of the contemporary region as we recognize it today, as well as an original risk assessment that gauges the future of the Middle East and its implications for the world at large.

The Atlas covers a wide range of topics, including:
* U.S. presence and policies
* Arab-Israeli wars
* Israel and Palestine
* Iran and Iraq
* Military spending
* The Kurds and ethnic conflict
* Libya and the U.S.
* Oil and water
* Islam in the world

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User Review  - Tracey Cruickshank - Goodreads

Wow. I learned so much from this easy to read and understand book. I seriously could not wait to read it everyday which I did first thing every morning while having coffee on the front deck. It was a part of this summer I won't forget. Read full review

Review: The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution

User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

This is not a comprehensive review of the region by any means, however, it is a very good place to start for immediate, general understanding. Something so complex as the people and places of the ... Read full review

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Contents

Part One THE SHAPING OF THE MIDDLE EAST
15
Part Two ARENAS OF CONFLICT
51
Part Three THE STATE OF THE NATIONS
113

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About the author (2006)

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.

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