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    DescriptionFrom the author of the bestselling "The State of the World Atlas", here is an essential tool for understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the region, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel the history of 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 implication to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point for foreign policy. The atlas covers a wide range of topics, including: Imperial legacies; ethnic and religious differences; US presence and policies; Arab-Israeli wars; Israel and Palestine; Iran and Iraq; Military spending; the Kurds; Libya and the USA; and oil and water.

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    The State of the Middle East
    An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 417 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844073771
    ISBN 10: 1844073777

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    BIC subject category V2: GTJ, JPS
    BISAC V2.8: POL040000
    DC22: 956
    Thema V1.0: JPS, GTU, NHG
    Illustrations note
    Colour maps, graphs, index
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Earthscan Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dan Smith is Secretary General of International Alert and former Director of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).
    Review quote
    'This book shows why there is still a need for reference books, at a time when we have almost limitless access to the internet...it decisively outscores both Google and Wikipedia on their two weakest points - context and provenance...a useful resource, for specialists and non-specialists alike.' Socialist Outlook, Spring 2007 'Ever since the pre-war days of Lancelot Horabin, maps have been a time-honoured way of conveying information to activists and the series from Earthscan have garnered plaudits for their graphical representation of everything from climate change to the status of women. Dan Smith has already produced two for them, The Atlas of War and Peace and The State of the World, both widely and deservedly praised. This latest one is in the same, brilliantly researched and effectively presented tradition. Since the world's warmongers seem to have seized upon the Middle East as their hegemonic area of choice, this atlas ought to be in every peace worker's armoury of information.' Morning Star Praise for Dan Smith's other atlases: 'It combines short brutally clear analysis with maps and graphics showing exactly what is going on around the world' New York Times 'A new kind of visual journalism...this book comes with a flavour of originality hard to find in publishing today' New Scientist 'Highly recommended.' Dr Brandan Whyte, Geographical Education
    Table of contents
    Introduction * Part I : The Shaping of the Middle East * The Ottoman Empire * European Colonialism * The New Middle East after World War I * Decolonization * Anti-Colonial Forces * Arab Nationalism * The Formation of the State of Israel * Zionism and Anti-Semitism * Flight and Exile * Oil * The US Presence * Part II: Arenas of Conflict * Arab*Israeli Warfare * Israel and Palestine * Jerusalem * Lebanon * Syria * Libya * Egypt * Algeria * Iran * The Iran*Iraq War * Iraq * The Kurds * The Gulf Wars * Saudi Arabia * Crisis, Danger and Opportunity * Part III: The State of the Nations * Ethnicity and Language * Religion * Life Expectancy and Health * Population and Urbanization * Water and Sanitation * Education and Literacy * Government and Economy * Military Spending * Energy and Transportation * Water Resources * Labour and Migration * Refugees * Gender Equality * Human Rights * Sources * Index