The Foreign Policies of Middle East States

Author: Raymond A. Hinnebusch,Anoushiravan Ehteshami

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260208

Category: Political Science

Page: 381

View: 7529

This important new textbook offers a theoretically grounded, systematic examination of the foreign policies of twelve Middle East states. The authors first establish a common analytical framework for studying the individual cases; they also delineate the broader regional and global arenas within which Middle Eastern governments operate. Subsequent chapters assess the foreign policies of the region's key players (Egypt, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey), two pariah states (Iraq and Libya), and two smaller states (Tunisia and Yemen). Designed for use in both politics and IR courses, the book combines an exceptional range of empirical case-study material with thematic, comparative analysis. A theoretically grounded, systematic analysis of the foreign policies of twelve Middle East states.
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The Foreign Policies of Middle East States

Author: Raymond Aloysius Hinnebusch,Anoushiravan Ehteshami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781588260208

Category: Middle East

Page: 381

View: 5840

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Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Author: Shibley Telhami,Michael N. Barnett

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487453

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 8268

Shibley Telhami and Michael Barnett, together with experts on Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Syria, explore how the formation and transformation of national and state identities affect the foreign policy behavior of Middle Eastern states.
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The Foreign Policies of Arab States

The Challenge of Globalization

Author: ʻAlī al-Dīn Hilāl,Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163609

Category: Political Science

Page: 515

View: 4389

A third edition of a popular text includes new material reflecting the earth-shaking events at the end of the Cold War and the continuation of violence and terrorism and examines the foreign policies of nine Arab states--including Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and more--in the context of globalization. Original.
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Analyzing Middle East Foreign Policies and the Relationship with Europe

Author: Gerd Nonneman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714684277

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 851

This south-to-north perspective, using the prism of foreign policy analysis, fills a gap in the literature on Euro-Middle Eastern relations. It also adds to the study of International Relations by throwing light on wider questions.
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The international politics of the Middle East

Author: Raymond Hinnebusch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847795226

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 6032

This text aims to fill a gap in the field of middle eastern political studies by combining international relations theory with concrete case studies. It should be of benefit to students of middle eastern politics, international relations and comparative politics. The book begins with an overview of the rules and features of the middle east regional system - the arena in which the local states, including Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Israel and the Arab states of Syria, Jordan and Iraq, operate. It goes on to analyse foreign policy-making in key states, illustrating how systemic determinants constrain this policy-making, and how these constraints are dealt with in distinctive ways depending on the particular domestic features of the individual states. Finally, the book goes on to look at the outcomes of state policies by examining several major conflicts including the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Gulf War, and the system of regional alignment. The study assesses the impact of international penetration in the region, including the historic reasons behind the formation of the regional state system. It also analyses the continued role of external great powers, such as the United States and the former Soviet Union and explains the process by which the region has become incorporated into the global capitalist market.
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Diplomacy in the Middle East

The International Relations of Regional and Outsid

Author: L. Carl Brown

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860648991

Category: History

Page: 365

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This work seeks to survey the diplomatic relationships and the foundations of foreign policy making among the principal players in the region - Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Morocco. It presents a comparative survey which should be of use to specialists on the Middle East.
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International Relations of the Middle East

Author: Louise Fawcett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198708742

Category: Middle East

Page: 446

View: 6463

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.
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US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

The Roots of Anti-Americanism

Author: Kylie Baxter,Shahram Akbarzadeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134128975

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Over the last sixty years, Washington has been a major player in the politics of the Middle East. From Iran in the 1950s, to the Gulf War of 1991, to the devastation of contemporary Iraq, US policy has had a profound impact on the domestic affairs of the region. Anti-Americanism is a pervasive feature of modern Middle East public opinion. But far from being intrinsic to ‘Muslim political culture’, scepticism of the US agenda is directly linked to the regional policies pursued by Washington. By exploring critical points of regional crisis, Kylie Baxter and Shahram Akbarzadeh elaborate on the links between US policy and popular distrust of the United States. The book also examines the interconnected nature of events in this geo-strategically vital region. Accessible and easy to follow, it is designed to provide a clear and concise overview of complex historical and political material. Key features include: maps illustrating key events and areas of discontent text boxes on topics of interest related to the Arab/Israeli Wars, Iranian politics, foreign interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the wars of the Persian Gulf, September 11 and the rise of Islamist movements further reading lists and a selection of suggested study questions at the end of each chapter.
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Foreign Policy in Iran and Saudi Arabia

Economics and Diplomacy in the Middle East

Author: Robert Mason

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780767218

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 8972

Saudi Arabia, with its US alliance and abundance of oil dollars, has a very different economic story to that of Iran, which despite enormous natural gas reserves, has been hit hard by economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions since its 1979 revolution. Robert Mason looks at the effect that economic considerations (such as oil, gas, sanctions, trade and investment) have had on foreign policy decision-making processes and diplomatic activities. By examining the foreign policies of Saudi Arabia and Iran towards each other, and towards the wider Middle East and beyond, Mason seeks to highlight how oil policy, including oil production, pricing and security of supply and demand, is the paramount economic factor which drives the diplomacy and rivalry of these two pivotal regional powers. His book thus offers vital analysis for researchers of international relations in the Middle East and the processes involved in the formation of foreign policy.
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Revolution and Foreign Policy

The Case of South Yemen, 1967-1987

Author: Fred Halliday

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521891646

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6607

This book is a study of the foreign policy of South Yemen, the most radical of Arab states, from the time of its independence from Britain in 1967 until 1987. It covers relations with the west, including the USA, and with the USSR and China, and also highlights South Yemen's conflicts with its neighbours, North Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The author provides a detailed analysis of the foreign relations of one of the USSR's closest allies in the Third World and shows how conflicts within the country relate to changes in foreign policy. South Yemen has traditionally not been an easy country to study, both because it is so secretive and because the revolutionary regime still arouses such strong passions. Professor Halliday was able to visit the country and to make an outstandingly thorough study of the foreign policy of an Arab state.
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The Ambiguous Foreign Policy of the United States toward the Muslim World

More than a Handshake

Author: David S. Oualaalou

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498508987

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 5944

This book constructively criticizes and objectively analyzes the present American political strategy in the Middle East. It argues that the United States has no coherent policy in place to address ongoing challenges and highlights the need for creative thinking, flexibility, systematic understanding, cultural awareness, and effective strategy.
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The Foreign Policies of Middle East States

Author: Raymond A. Hinnebusch,Anoushiravan Ehteshami

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781626370296

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 2122

This new edition of The Foreign Policies of Middle East States reflects the momentous events and shifting dynamics that have occurred in the region in the nearly fifteen years since the first edition was published. Working within a common analytical framework, the authors offer a theoretically grounded, systematic examination of the foreign policies of eleven states.
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US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

From American Missionaries to the Islamic State

Author: Geoffrey F. Gresh,Tugrul Keskin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351169629

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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The dawn of the Cold War marked a new stage of complex U.S. foreign policy involvement in the Middle East. More recently, globalization and the region’s ongoing conflicts and political violence have led to the U.S. being more politically, economically, and militarily enmeshed – for better or worse—throughout the region. This book examines the emergence and development of U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East from the early 1900s to the present. With contributions from some of the world’s leading scholars, it takes a fresh, interdisciplinary, and insightful look into the many antecedents that led to current U.S. foreign policy. Exploring the historical challenges, regional alliances, rapid political change, economic interests, domestic politics, and other sources of regional instability, this volume comprises critical analysis from Iranian, Turkish, Israeli, American, and Arab perspectives to provide a comprehensive examination of the evolution and transformation of U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. This volume is an important resource for scholars and students working in the fields of Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Islamic, Turkish, Iranian, Arab, and Israeli Studies.
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Politics of Confrontation

The Foreign Policy of the USA and Revolutionary Iran

Author: Babak Ganji

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857715755

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 9942

Did the United States know more than it acknowledges about growing unrest under the Shah in mid-1970s Iran? Have historians of American-Iranian relations focused too narrowly on prevailing historical theory and personal recollection? In a period of escalating tension between the United States and Iran, what can the two nations’ history of conflict tell us about their diplomatic future? Covering Carter’s policy from the end of the Shah’s reign to the revolution under Ayatollah Khomeini, Babak Ganji explores the nature of their perpetually antagonistic relations and the mistrust and misunderstanding that fuels it. Politics of Confrontation is a penetrating critique of international relations theory within the historical framework of US-Iranian relations, as well as a thorough examination of American policy towards Iran. It is the first in-depth look at documents seized by revolutionary students from the American Embassy during the infamous hostage crisis, and debunks the myth that US officials were unaware of the nature of opposition to the Shah or of Soviet influence on senior clerics. These findings are an essential addition to the discourse of foreign policy theorists and invaluable for historians of the US, Iran and the Cold War.
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The Small Gulf States

Foreign and Security Policies before and after the Arab Spring

Author: Khalid S. Almezaini,Jean-Marc Rickli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317214358

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Small states are often believed to have been resigned to the margins of international politics. However, the recent increase in the number of small states has increased their influence and forced the international community to incorporate some of them into the global governance system. This is particularly evident in the Middle East where small Gulf states have played an important role in the changing dynamics of the region in the last decade. The Small Gulf States analyses the evolution of these states’ foreign and security policies since the Arab Spring. With particular focus on Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, it explores how these states have been successful in not only guaranteeing their survival, but also in increasing their influence in the region. It then discusses the security dilemmas small states face, and suggests a multitude of foreign and security policy options, ranging from autonomy to influence, in order to deal with this. The book also looks at the influence of regional and international actors on the policies of these countries. It concludes with a discussion of the peculiarities and contributions of the Gulf states for the study of small states’ foreign and security policies in general. Providing a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the unique foreign and security policies of the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) before and after the Arab Spring, this book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of Middle East studies, foreign policy and international relations.
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The International Politics of the Arab Spring

Popular Unrest and Foreign Policy

Author: R. Mason

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137481722

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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This book explores and analyzes how the Arab Spring has affected the political and economic relationships between the West, the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and the MENA (Middle Eastern and North African states). It locates continuity and change in these relations within the broader context of democratization, energy, security, arms relationships, and the shift towards a multi-polar system. Each chapter charts a history of ideological engagement, which has generally given way to more pragmatic energy, economic, and security interests, and defines and analyzes the fundamental and emerging factors that shape foreign policy. The volume pays special attention to the UN Security Council authorization of "all necessary measures" against Qaddafi's Libya and the subsequent deadlock in getting China and Russia to pass further Resolutions for intervention in Syria.
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The UAE and Foreign Policy

Foreign Aid, Identities and Interests

Author: Khalid S. Almezaini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136717293

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 4776

This book offers a concise and detailed analysis of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) foreign aid as a main instrument in its foreign policy. Exploring the cultural factors that have impacted on the foreign policy behaviour of the UAE and its foreign aid, the author argues that Arabism and Islamic traditions have shaped the country’s foreign policy in general and foreign aid in particular. Examining in depth the motives and purposes of this large aid program through the lens of International Relations theories (mainly Constructivism and Rationalism), the book details the UAE’s foreign policy and aid program since its inception. Drawing on a comprehensive analysis of two major recipients of aid from the UAE – Palestine and Pakistan – the focus moves beyond the UAE to show how cultural factors have impacted on the behaviour of the authorities across the wider Arab Middle East. This critical assessment and analysis of the UAE’s foreign policy will be of particular interest to students, researchers and academics interested in Middle East studies, the Gulf States, Middle East politics, and foreign aid and foreign policy.
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Foreign Policies of EU Member States

Continuity and Europeanisation

Author: Amelia Hadfield,Ian Manners,Richard G. Whitman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351997211

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Foreign Policies of EU Member States provides a clear and current overview of the motivations and outcomes of EU Member States regarding their foreign policy-making within and beyond the EU. It provides an in-depth analysis of intra-EU policy-making and sheds light, in an innovative and understandable way, on the lesser-known aspects of the inter-EU and extra-EU foreign policies of the twenty-eight Member States. The text has an innovative method of thematic organisation in which case study state profiles emerge via dominant foreign policy themes. The text examines the three main policy challenges currently faced by the twenty-eight Member States: First, EU Member States must cooperate within the mechanisms of the EU, including the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Second, EU Member States continue to construct their own inter-EU foreign policies. Third, the sovereign prerogative exercised by all EU Member States is to construct their own foreign policies on everything from trade and defence with the rest of the world. This combination of clarity, thematic structure and empirical case studies make this an ideal textbook for all upper-level students of European foreign policy, comparative European politics and European studies.
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