The State of the Middle East

The State of the Middle East

An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution

Book - 2008 | Updated 2nd ed.
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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

Copub: Myriad Editions
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2008.
Edition: Updated 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780520257535
Branch Call Number: 327.56061 S645
Characteristics: 1 atlas (148 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.

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Sep 27, 2013

This book was surprisingly comprehensive on the topic of middle-eastern conflicts. For a book with a lot of pictures and not a whole lot of pages, I was surprised at the amount of research that went into this book. Usually these kinds of books are full of bias, but this one took a look at both sides of the argument in each separate conflict. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a basic understanding of the Middle Eastern situation.
Hard core partisans beware, you are usually not right! Always take into account the other side.

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