Title: MIDDLE EAST & NO AFRICA 1995 (Middle East ...
Publisher: Europa Publicat
Book Condition: Fair
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0946653992I5N10
Synopsis: This comprehensive and systematic survey of the Middle Eastern world from Algeria to Yemen presents statistics, directory material and informative essays on topics relating to contemporary and historical events in the region as a whole. Essays include "The Arab-Israeli Confrontation 1967-94" by Steven Sherman and Paul Cossali; "Islamic Politics in the Middle East and North Africa" by Malise Ruthven (updated by Russell Harris), "Islamic Banking and Finance", by Rodney Wilson, "Natural Gas in the Middle East and North Africa" by Chris Cragg, "Arms Trade and Arms Control in the Middle East and North Africa Since Operation Desert Storm" by Martin S. Navias, "Water in the Middle East and North Africa" by Chris Cragg, "US Policy in the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process" by George Joffe and "Algeria the Failure of Dialogue?" by George Joffe. There is comprehensive information on the major organizations active within the region, listing their functions, along with the names of principal personnel. Individual chapters cover every country in the region. Each chapter includes an economic and demographic survey using the latest available statistics, and an extensive directory provides information on each country, including the constitution, government, diplomatic representation, the media, trade and industry, and religion. Much of the information is drawn from government sources. Specially commissioned for this edition is the essay, "US Policy in the Middle East and the Arab-Isaeli Peace Process" by George Joffe. There is a calendar of key developments and events covering the past 12 months, and a guide to the transcription of Arabic names.
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