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Alliances and Regionalism in the Middle East

Louise Fawcett.

in International Relations of the Middle East

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 11990 words.

This chapter investigates the changing dynamics of regionalism and alliance-making in the Middle East alongside international relations approaches that focus on the role of ideas,...

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The Arab Spring: The ‘People’ in International Relations

Larbi Sadiki.

in International Relations of the Middle East

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 15724 words.

This chapter examines the Arab Spring and its outcomes from an international relations (IR) perspective by offering a revisionist interpretation that emphasizes the importance of the...

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The Arab Spring—Reversed by a Saudi-Backed Counterrevolution

Dilip Hiro.

in Cold War in the Islamic World

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 13214 words.

Saudi King Abdullah played a central role in rolling back non-violent, popular movement for democracy and human rights that occurred in early 2011 in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen. The...

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The Arab–Israeli Conflict

Charles Smith.

in International Relations of the Middle East

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 12406 words.

This chapter examines the military, political, and economic aspects of the Arab–Israel conflict over time. The Arab–Israeli conflict refers to the belligerency between the Arab states and...

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Black Gold and America Shape Iran and Saudi Arabia

Dilip Hiro.

in Cold War in the Islamic World

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 6440 words.

The discovery of oil near Masjid-e-Suleiman in Iran in 1908 by a British company aroused interest in Britain and America to explore the wider region for it. Standard Oil Company of...

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Challenges and Crises in the Middle East

Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy and Brendan Simms.

in Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 6382 words.

This chapter addresses the nature of the Middle East crisis of recent years, the set of conflicts that require a fresh perspective towards a solution. It is argued that the geopolitical...

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Cold War in the Islamic World

Dilip Hiro.

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 432 pages.

For four decades Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have vied for influence in the Muslim world. At the heart of this ongoing Cold War between Riyadh and Tehran lie the...

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The Cold War in the Middle East

Peter Sluglett.

in International Relations of the Middle East

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 9863 words.

This chapter examines how the Cold War affected the states of the Middle East. More specifically, it considers the evidence of which factors drove regional developments and how it has been...

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Conclusions

Dilip Hiro.

in Cold War in the Islamic World

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 4580 words.

After Islamic revolutionary movement’s success in overthrowing Iran’s secular Pahlavi dynasty in 1979, Saudi royals felt that full cooperation between their theocratic kingdom and the...

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The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System

Eugene L. Rogan.

in International Relations of the Middle East

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 12092 words.

This chapter examines the origins and the entry of Middle East states into the international system after the First World War. Drawing on the ideas of the English School of international...

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Epilogue

Dilip Hiro.

in Cold War in the Islamic World

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 10272 words.

Recounts the testimonies of those rounded up by Saudi Arabia as part of their 'anti-corruption' drive in November 2017. Records the unrest that erupted in Iran at the end of 2017 and the US...

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Europe in the Middle East

Rosemary Hollis.

in International Relations of the Middle East

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 10088 words.

This chapter examines the evolution of European approaches to the Middle East. Realism would downplay the relevance of institutions such as the European Union and the limits to cooperation....

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Faisal’s Enduring Imprint; The Shah’s Vaulting Ambition

Dilip Hiro.

in Cold War in the Islamic World

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 6049 words.

King Faisal added intelligence-sharing to the existing commercial and military cooperation with Washington. Opposed to pan-Arabism favored by Egypt’s president, Gamal Abdul Nasser, he...

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Foreign Policymaking in the Middle East: Complex Realism

Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoushiravan Ehteshami.

in International Relations of the Middle East

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 10707 words.

This chapter examines the process of foreign policymaking by regional states based on a ‘complex realist’ approach, which acknowledges the weight of realist (or power based) arguments but...

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From Religious Peace to the Thirty Years War

Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy and Brendan Simms.

in Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 8275 words.

This chapter delves into the European historical background in depth, while highlighting the relevant parallels to the Middle East. It addresses the causes of the outbreak of the Thirty...

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The Gulf Rivals’ Eastward March

Dilip Hiro.

in Cold War in the Islamic World

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 14192 words.

As de facto ruler, Crown Prince Abdullah aided the Taliban, a hard line Islamic fundamentalist party in Afghanistan, created by Pakistan in 1994 during the civil war. Assisted by Islamabad...

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The International Politics of the Gulf

Matteo Legrenzi and F. Gregory Gause.

in International Relations of the Middle East

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 10345 words.

This chapter examines the international politics of the Gulf region, with particular emphasis on the security challenges confronting the Gulf states. It begins with an analysis of the...

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International Relations of the Middle East

Louise Fawcett.

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 464 pages.

International Relations of the Middle East provides a balanced overview of international relations in the Middle East. Chapters combine a history of the region with analysis of...

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International Relations Theory and the Middle East

Fred H. Lawson.

in International Relations of the Middle East

May 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Middle Eastern Politics. 9799 words.

This chapter examines the different theories and approaches that characterize the study of international relations, along with their application to the Middle East. International relations...

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Introduction

Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy and Brendan Simms.

in Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 7345 words.

The introductory chapter addresses some of the main themes of the book. These include the importance of using history to inform current debates and possibly provide solutions to...

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