How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East

How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East
A Book

by Anoushiravan Ehteshami,Niv Horesh

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-07-29
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1000357171
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the extent to which China’s rise is changing the economic, security, political, and social-cultural aspects of the Middle East – a region of significant strategic importance to the West and of increasing importance to the East. With its growing dependence on Middle East oil and gas, China has more at stake in this region than any other Asian power and, not surprisingly, has begun increasing its engagement with the region, with profound implications for other stakeholders. The book charts the history of China’s links with the Middle East, discusses China’s involvement with each of the major countries of the region, considers how China’s rise is reshaping Middle Easterners’ perceptions of China and the Chinese people, and examines the very latest developments.

China and the Middle East

China and the Middle East
From Silk Road to Arab Spring

by Muhamad Olimat

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1857436318
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This manuscript examines relations between China and the Middle East in historical context. It highlights some of the most important events that characterize the ties between China and the Middle East, and examines their relationship in key areas that include energy, trade, arms sales, culture and politics. The centre of China's relations with Israel is arms sales and advanced technology, while the core of Sino-Saudi relations is oil. Iran and China are tied with deep historical, civilizational, cultural and political relations, but China's current interests in Iran centre on oil. Relations between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) centre on trade. The UAE serve as a primary hub for Chinese business corporations not only in the Gulf or the wider Middle East, but also in Africa and the world. China's relations with Algeria have been based on political co-ordination since the early days of the Algerian War of Independence and the early days of the People's Republic of China. China provided Algeria with political, diplomatic and military support to accomplish its national liberation from France. Since then, their partnership has developed. Finally, the book develops a tridimensional approach in which China's ties with Middle Eastern countries are viewed as an outcome of interaction between three actors in each situation. The book reaches the conclusion that China's national interests in the Middle East are only increasing, and it is anticipated that Sino-Middle Eastern relations and strategic partnerships will be enhanced in the near future, provided that China is not perceived as undermining the Arab Spring. Key Features Offers an in-depth analysis of Chinese-Middle Eastern relations Assists students and scholars in understanding the uniqueness of the Chinese model of engagement in the Middle East Explains why most Middle Easterners prefer China's engagement to Western engagement Explores the future of Sino-Middle Eastern relations

The Middle East Today

The Middle East Today
A Book

by Don Peretz

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 593
  • ISBN : 9780275945763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this completely updated sixth edition, Peretz offers a comprehensive introduction to the history, politics, and contemporary life of the Middle East. Peretz focuses on the major countries in the Middle East, placing emphasis on their political institutions, and reports on the most recent developments in a volatile region.

Political Parties in the Middle East

Political Parties in the Middle East
A Book

by Siavush Randjbar-Daemi,Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi,Lauren Banko

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-06-30
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 0429749767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive collection addresses the important question of political parties in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Written by historians, political scientists, and sociologists of the region, the book provides a pertinent analytical framework to understand the often complex and turbulent histories of these political parties, their role within the region, and their prospects in the wake of the post-2011 Arab Uprisings. The authors explore a rich and varied range of case studies including Iran, Turkey, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco. This book examines where political parties and organizations have been crucial to shaping contemporary historical events and political contestation, but also highlights their shortcomings and failures to deliver on the ambitions and hopes they had often evoked amongst their supporters. Furthermore, it looks at how political parties and their activities have intersected with important issues and themes such as gender, human rights, international solidarity, revolution and social transformation, and sectarian identity. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of political science, particularly within the MENA region. It was originally published as a special issue of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

The Middle East

The Middle East
A Geographical Study, Second Edition

by Peter Beaumont,Gerald Blake,J. Malcolm Wagstaff

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-14
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN : 1317240294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, first published in 1976 and in this second edition in 1988, combines an examination of the political, cultural and economic geography of the Middle East with a detailed study of the region’s landscape features, natural resources, environmental conditions and ecological evolution. The Middle East, with its extremes of climate and terrain, has long fascinated those interested in the fine balance between man and his environment, and now its economic and political importance in world affairs has brought the region to the attention of everybody.

Social Work in the Middle East

Social Work in the Middle East
A Book

by Hussein Hassan Soliman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-05-29
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1135091447
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Countries across the Middle East face a number of social problems such as poverty, unemployment, housing, internal immigration and caring for vulnerable groups such as children, women, the disabled and the elderly. Providing an overview of the wide range of social issues addressed by social work practitioners, this book reveals the impact of the region’s distinct historical and cultural factors, traditions, and customs and applications on social welfare and social work practice. Examining social work education and practice across a number of countries including Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Oman and Sudan this book examines and assesses the diverse nature of social work in these countries and the role of the profession in providing essential services to different client groups. This in turn illustrates how social work as a profession contributes to the welfare system in the Middle East, and the relationship and interaction between social work professionals and governments. Further, the contributors demonstrate the religious, historical, ideological, cultural and geographical factors that influence social work practice and delivery in the region, with particular attention paid to the role of Islam in guiding and shaping social welfare institutions and the practice of social services. Bringing together the work of scholars from across the Middle East, this book will be welcomed by students, scholars and practitioners interested in the sociology, politics and culture of the Middle East, international social work and social welfare.

Middle East Politics and International Relations

Middle East Politics and International Relations
Crisis Zone

by Shahram Akbarzadeh,Kylie Baxter

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2018-06-13
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1351677152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The contemporary Middle East has been defined by political crises and conflict. The interplay of internal and external factors have set the region on a path of turmoil and crisis with devastating outcomes for its people. The absence of political accountability and representation, and policies pursued by the United States to keep US-friendly regimes in power have been two key factors that have contributed to the seemingly insoluble Middle East politics. This book provides a detailed exploration of the forces, internal and external, that have shaped today’s Middle East. The book follows a chronological order and provides context to major political milestones. Topics explored include: • Imperialism in the Middle East • The formation of the State of Israel • The Arab–Israeli wars • Palestinian politics and the failure of the ‘peace process’ • The Iranian Revolution and pan-Shi’ism • Superpowers in the Middle East • The US-led ‘War on Terror’ • The Arab uprisings • The Syrian War and the rise of the ‘Islamic State’ • US–Iran relations This study puts recent developments in historical context, and will serve as a core reference tool for students and researchers of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations.

Zoology in the Middle East

Zoology in the Middle East
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sport in the Middle East

Sport in the Middle East
Power, Politics, Ideology and Religion

by Fan Hong

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1351547968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection provides interdisciplinary study of sport in the Middle East in the context of history, politics, policies, gender, religion, ideology and international relations. The chapters examine the role of the Pan-Arab Games in strengthening the bonds of Arab identity in Qatar, the contribution of sport to the building of nationhood and cultural image in Lebanon and Turkey, female involvement in the Olympic movement in Middle Eastern countries, how sport has facilitated the promotion of gender equality and how sport has served the social and cultural transformation of the Islamic world.Study of the role and functions of sport in the Middle East in its historical, political and cultural context is long overdue. Based on recent research conducted by prominent young scholars in this field, this collection will inspire and stimulate the future development of research in the Islamic world. This book was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

U.S. Diplomacy in the Middle East

U.S. Diplomacy in the Middle East
A Book

by John H. Kelly

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 2
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cities of the Middle East and North Africa

Cities of the Middle East and North Africa
A Historical Encyclopedia

by Michael Dumper,Bruce E. Stanley

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 1576079198
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first work to offer 5,000 years of authoritative historical coverage of ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa—from their founding to the present—highlighting each city's cultural, social, political, and economic significance. * Coverage of 100 ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa * 19 academic contributors from this region as well as from Europe and the United States * Annotated timeline locating cities within their historical and imperial contexts * 44 illustrations including the Venetian fortifications of Nicosia, the ziggurat in Ur, and the Silk Market in Cairo * 8 maps including an overview map of all the cities listed in the book and sub-regional maps to clarify their location

International Relations of the Middle East

International Relations of the Middle East
A Book

by Louise Fawcett

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 0198708742
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most authoritative, comprehensive, and balanced overview of international relations in the Middle East, this respected textbook helps students get to grips with this fascinating and challenging subject area. A team of expert scholars combines a history of the region with analysis of key themes, actors, and conflicts, using a range of learning features and online resources to support student learning.Offering a wide range of perspectives, this book exposes studentsto different approaches to the subject, and encourages them to think critically in order to draw their own conclusions. The text features a range of case studies and 'micro-cases' throughout, demonstrating the relevance of international relations theory in the contemporary Middle East, and helping students to apply their learning to real world situations.The fourth edition features a new chapter on the Arab Spring, highlighting this significant development in contemporary Middle Eastern international relations, and an expanded discussion of rising powers in the region, such as Russia and China. New to this editionA new chapter on the Arab Spring and its aftermath brings the book fully up-to-date with contemporary events.Fuller discussion of 'new' and 'rising' actors in the region, including Russia and China, ensures that the text accurately reflects the current multipolar international system.An increased number of case studies demonstrate the relevance of theory to practice.End-of-chapter questions have been introduced to encourage students to check their understanding and reflect on their learning.

The Middle East Partnership Initiative

The Middle East Partnership Initiative
Promoting Democratization in a Troubled Region : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, March 19, 2003

by United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Middle East Journal

The Middle East Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Re-engaging the Middle East

Re-engaging the Middle East
A New Vision for U.S. Policy

by Dafna H. Rand,Andrew P. Miller

  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 0815737629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Middle East

The Middle East
Back to the Future

by David Gore-Booth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Urban Profile of the Middle East

An Urban Profile of the Middle East
A Book

by Hugh Roberts

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-10-07
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1000113345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Changes in economic and social conditions throughout the Middle East have been profound, and perhaps nowhere has this been more evident than in the field of urban development and town planning. This book, first published in 1979, provides a view of the Middle East as it undergoes transition by identifying and analysing the symptoms of change.

Annual Report - American Friends of the Middle East

Annual Report - American Friends of the Middle East
A Book

by American Friends of the Middle East

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE MIDDLE EAST IN REVIEW

THE MIDDLE EAST IN REVIEW
A Book

by MAZHER A. HAMEED

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Deconstructing Sexuality in the Middle East

Deconstructing Sexuality in the Middle East
Challenges and Discourses

by Pinar Ilkkaracan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-05-13
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1317153707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exploring the contemporary dynamics of sexuality in the Middle East, this volume offers an in-depth and unique insight into this much contested and debated issue. It focuses on the role of sexuality in political and social struggles and the politicization of sexuality and gender in the region. Contributors illustrate the complexity of discourses, debates and issues, focusing in particular on the situation in Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine and Turkey, and explain how they cannot be reduced to a single underlying factor such as religion, or a simple binary opposition between the religious right and feminists. Contributors include renowned academicians, researchers, psychologists, historians, human rights and women's rights advocates and political scientists, from different countries and backgrounds, offering a balanced and contemporary perspective on this important issue, as well as highlighting the implication of these debates in larger socio-political contexts.