Middle East Conflicts: The Basics

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Middle East Conflicts: The Basics is an accessible and balanced introduction to the various conflicts which have plagued the Middle East since the Second World War. It examines the cultural, social and geographical dimensions of the region to identify the fundamentals fuelling tension in the region to explain to start and evolution of its major conflicts. It examines such events as:

  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Proxy wars between the United States and Soviet Union
  • The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq
  • The War on Terror
  • The Arab Spring

With case studies of conflicts, maps of the region, a glossary of key terms and tables of comparative features, Middle East Conflicts: The Basics provides a firm foundation for all those approaching the study of conflicts in the Middle East for the first time.

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Dr. Khalil Marrar has taught political science, history, international studies, and religion. While specializing in the Middle East, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Islamic political thought, his research interests include international relations, ancient and modern philosophy, American culture, foreign policy, global organizations and institutions, and terrorism. He has served in editorial positions at the Arab Studies Quarterly and the Association of Arab-American University Graduates. Marrar is the author of The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy: The Two State Solution (New York: Routledge, 2010).

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