The Middle East Book

The Middle East

  • Author : Ellen Lust
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 1057
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506329277

The Middle East Excerpt :

In the Fourteenth Edition of The Middle East, Ellen Lust brings important new coverage to this comprehensive, balanced, and superbly researched text. In clear prose, Lust and her outstanding contributors explain the many complex changes taking place across the region. New to this edition is a country profile chapter on Sudan by Fareed Hassan. All country chapters now address domestic and regional conflict more explicitly, and all tables, figures, boxes, and maps have been fully updated with the most recent data and information.

Re Engaging the Middle East Book

Re Engaging the Middle East

  • Author : Dafna H. Rand
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815737629

Re Engaging the Middle East Excerpt :

It’s time for new policies based on changing U.S. interests U.S. policy in the Middle East has had very few successes in recent years, so maybe it’s time for a different approach. But is the new approach of the Trump administration—military disengagement coupled with unquestioning support for key allies--Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia—the way forward? In this edited volume, noted experts on the region lay out a better long-term strategy for protecting U.S. interests in the Middle East. The authors articulate a vision that is both self-interested and carefully tailored to the unique dynamics of the increasingly divergent sub-regions in the Middle East, including North Africa, the Sunni Arab bloc of Egypt and Persian Gulf states, and the increasingly chaotic Levant. The book argues that the most effective way to pursue and protect U.S. interests is unlikely to involve the same alliance-centric approach that has been the basis of Washington’s policy since the 1990s. Instead, the United States should adopt a nimbler and less military-dominant strategy that relies on a diversified set of partners and a determination to establish priorities for American interests and the use of resources, both financial and military. In essence, the book calls for a new post-Obama and post-Trump approach to the region that reflects the fact that U.S. interests are changing and likely will continue to change. The book offers a fresh perspective in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

Modernism and the Middle East Book

Modernism and the Middle East

  • Author : Sandy Isenstadt
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780295800301

Modernism and the Middle East Excerpt :

This provocative collection of essays is the first book-length treatment of the development of modern architecture in the Middle East. Ranging from Jerusalem at the turn of the twentieth century to Libya under Italian colonial rule, postwar Turkey, and on to present-day Iraq, the essays cohere around the historical encounter between the politics of nation-building and architectural modernism's new materials, methods, and motives. Architecture, as physical infrastructure and as symbolic expression, provides an exceptional window onto the powerful forces that shaped the modern Middle East and that continue to dominate it today. Experts in this volume demonstrate the political dimensions of both creating the built environment and, subsequently, inhabiting it. In revealing the tensions between achieving both international relevance and regional meaning, Modernism in the Middle East affords a dynamic view of the ongoing confrontations of deep traditions with rapid modernization. Political and cultural historians, as well as architects and urban planners, will find fresh material here on a range of diverse practices.

Global Middle East Book

Global Middle East

  • Author : Asef Bayat
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520968127

Global Middle East Excerpt :

Localities, countries, and regions develop through complex interactions with others. This striking volume highlights global interconnectedness seen through the prism of the Middle East, both “global-in” and “global-out.” It delves into the region’s scientific, artistic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual formations and traces how they have taken shape through a dynamic set of encounters and exchanges. Written in short and accessible essays by prominent experts on the region, Global Middle East covers topics including God, Rumi, food, film, fashion, music, sports, science, and the flow of people, goods, and ideas. The text explores social and political movements from human rights, Salafism, and cosmopolitanism to radicalism and revolutions. Using the insights of global studies, students will glean new perspectives about the region.

Argentina in the Global Middle East Book

Argentina in the Global Middle East

  • Author : Lily Pearl Balloffet
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781503613027

Argentina in the Global Middle East Excerpt :

Argentina lies at the heart of the American hemisphere's history of global migration booms of the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century: by 1910, one of every three Argentine residents was an immigrant—twice the demographic impact that the United States experienced in the boom period. In this context, some one hundred and forty thousand Ottoman Syrians came to Argentina prior to World War I, and over the following decades Middle Eastern communities, institutions, and businesses dotted the landscape of Argentina from bustling Buenos Aires to Argentina's most remote frontiers. Argentina in the Global Middle East connects modern Latin American and Middle Eastern history through their shared links to global migration systems. By following the mobile lives of individuals with roots in the Levantine Middle East, Lily Pearl Balloffet sheds light on the intersections of ethnicity, migrant–homeland ties, and international relations. Ranging from the nineteenth century boom in transoceanic migration to twenty-first century dynamics of large-scale migration and displacement in the Arabic-speaking Eastern Mediterranean, this book considers key themes such as cultural production, philanthropy, anti-imperial activism, and financial networks over the course of several generations of this diasporic community. Balloffet's study situates this transregional history of Argentina and the Middle East within a larger story of South-South alliances, solidarities, and exchanges.

Canada and the Middle East Book

Canada and the Middle East

  • Author : Paul Heinbecker
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554581153

Canada and the Middle East Excerpt :

Canada and the Middle East: In Theory and Practice provides a unique perspective on one of the world’s most geopolitically important regions. From the perspective of Canada’s diplomats, academics, and former policy practitioners involved in the region, the book offers an overview of Canada’s relationship with the Middle East and the challenges Canada faces there. The contributors examine Canada’s efforts to promote its interests and values—peace building, peacekeeping, multiculturalism, and multilateralism, for example—and investigate the views of interested communities on Canada’s relations with countries of the Middle East. Canada and the Middle East will be useful to academics and students studying the Middle East, Canadian foreign policy, and international relations. It will also serve as a primer for Canadian companies investing in the Middle East and a helpful reference for Canada’s foreign service and journalists stationed abroad by providing a background to Canadas interestsand role in the region. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation

Nomads in the Middle East Book

Nomads in the Middle East

  • Author : Beatrice Forbes Manz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781009213387

Nomads in the Middle East Excerpt :

A history of pastoral nomads in the Islamic Middle East from the rise of Islam, through the middle periods when Mongols and Turks ruled most of the region, to the decline of nomadism in the twentieth century. Offering a vivid insight into the impact of nomads on the politics, culture, and ideology of the region, Beatrice Forbes Manz examines and challenges existing perceptions of these nomads, including the popular cyclical model of nomad-settled interaction developed by Ibn Khaldun. Looking at both the Arab Bedouin and the nomads from the Eurasian steppe, Manz demonstrates the significance of Bedouin and Turco-Mongolian contributions to cultural production and political ideology in the Middle East, and shows the central role played by pastoral nomads in war, trade, and state-building throughout history. Nomads provided horses and soldiers for war, the livestock and guidance which made long-distance trade possible, and animal products to provision the region's growing cities.

Digital Middle East Book

Digital Middle East

  • Author : Mohamed Zayani
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190934873

Digital Middle East Excerpt :

In recent years, the Middle East's information and communications landscape has changed dramatically. Increasingly, states, businesses, and citizens are capitalizing on the opportunities offered by new information technologies, the fast pace of digitization, and enhanced connectivity. These changes are far from turning Middle Eastern nations into network societies, but their impact is significant. The growing adoption of a wide variety of information technologies and new media platforms in everyday life has given rise to complex dynamics that beg for a better understanding. Digital Middle East sheds a critical light on continuing changes that are closely intertwined with the adoption of information and communication technologies in the region. Drawing on case studies from throughout the Middle East, the contributors explore how these digital transformations are playing out in the social, cultural, political, and economic spheres, exposing the various disjunctions and discordances that have marked the advent of the digital Middle East.

The Unmaking of the Middle East Book
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The Unmaking of the Middle East

  • Author : Jeremy Salt
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520261709

The Unmaking of the Middle East Excerpt :

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A History of the Middle East

  • Author : Peter Mansfield
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Middle East
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015001274951

A History of the Middle East Excerpt :

"Explores two centuries of history in the Middle East ... a picture of the historical, political, and social history ... from Bonaparte's marauding invasion of Egypt to the dramatic expectations of the 1990s."--Publisher's description.

Environmental Politics in the Middle East Book

Environmental Politics in the Middle East

  • Author : Harry Verhoeven
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2018-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190916688

Environmental Politics in the Middle East Excerpt :

This book investigates how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East and how those interactions connect to the global political economy. Through region-wide analyses and case studies from the Arabian Peninsula, the Gulf of Aden, the Levant and North Africa, the volume highlights the intimate connections of environmental activism, energy infrastructure and illicit commodity trading with the political economies of Central Asia, the Horn of Africa and the Indian subcontinent. The book's nine chapters analyze how the exploitation and representation of the environment have shaped the history of the region--and determined its place in global politics. It argues that how the ecological is understood, instrumentalized and intervened upon is the product of political struggle: deconstructing ideas and practices of environmental change means unravelling claims of authority and legitimacy. This is particularly important in a region frequently seen through the prism of environmental determinism, where ruling elites have imposed authoritarian control as the corollary of 'environmental crisis'. This unique and urgent collection will question much of what we think we know about this pressing issue.

A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa Book

A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa

  • Author : Joel Beinin
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9781503614482

A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa Excerpt :

This book offers the first critical engagement with the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa. Challenging conventional wisdom on the origins and contemporary dynamics of capitalism in the region, these cutting-edge essays demonstrate how critical political economy can illuminate both historical and contemporary dynamics of the region and contribute to wider political economy debates from the vantage point of the Middle East. Leading scholars, representing several disciplines, contribute both thematic and country-specific analyses. Their writings critically examine major issues in political economy—notably, the mutual constitution of states, markets, and classes; the co-constitution of class, race, gender, and other forms of identity; varying modes of capital accumulation and the legal, political, and cultural forms of their regulation; relations among local, national, and global forms of capital, class, and culture; technopolitics; the role of war in the constitution of states and classes; and practices and cultures of domination and resistance. Visit for additional media and learning resources.

Mapping the Middle East Book

Mapping the Middle East

  • Author : Zayde Antrim
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780239545

Mapping the Middle East Excerpt :

Mapping the Middle East explores the many ways people have visualized the vast area lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Oxus and Indus River Valleys over the past millennium. By analyzing maps produced from the eleventh century on, Zayde Antrim emphasizes the deep roots of mapping in a region too often considered unexamined and unchanging before the modern period. As Antrim argues, better-known maps from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—a period coinciding with European colonialism and the rise of the nation-state—not only obscure this rich past, but also constrain visions for the region’s future. Organized chronologically, Mapping the Middle East addresses the medieval “Realm of Islam;” the sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Ottoman Empire; French and British colonialism through World War I; nationalism in modern Turkey, Iran, and Israel/Palestine; and alternative geographies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Vivid color illustrations throughout allow readers to compare the maps themselves with Antrim’s analysis. Much more than a conventional history of cartography, Mapping the Middle East is an incisive critique of the changing relationship between maps and belonging in a dynamic world region over the past thousand years.

Digital Authoritarianism in the Middle East Book

Digital Authoritarianism in the Middle East

  • Author : Marc Owen Jones
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2022-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0197636632

Digital Authoritarianism in the Middle East Excerpt :

You are being lied to by people who don't even exist. Digital deception is the new face of information warfare. Social media has been weaponised by states and commercial entities alike, as bots and trolls proliferate and users are left to navigate an infodemic of fake news and disinformation. In the Persian Gulf and the wider Middle East, where authoritarian regimes continue to innovate and adapt in the face of changing technology, online deception has reached new levels of audacity. From pro-Saudi entities that manipulate the tweets of the US president, to the activities of fake journalists and Western PR companies that whitewash human rights abuses, Marc Owen Jones' meticulous investigative research uncovers the full gamut of tactics used by Gulf regimes and their allies to deceive domestic and international audiences. In an age of global deception, this book charts the lengths bad actors will go to when seeking to impose their ideology and views on citizens around the world.