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Will the Middle East Implode


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The Middle East has long been fraught with tension and volatility. However, the recent Arab uprisings have intensified instability, turning this 'hot-spot' into a veritable tinderbox whose potential for implosion has far-reaching regional and global consequences.

In this short book, leading Middle East scholar Mohammed Ayoob argues that the Arab Spring has both changed and charged some of the region’s thorniest problems - from the rise of political Islam to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the Israel-Palestine conflict to rivalries between key regional powers. Exploring the sources of conflict in the Middle East and their various linkages, Ayoob offers a thoughtful and balanced assessment of whether the region is indeed destined for implosion or whether political sagacity and diplomatic creativity can bring it back from the brink.

About the Author

Mohammed Ayoob is Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of International Relations. He has published 13 books and over 90 papers and articles in leading journals such as World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy and International Affairs amongst others.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x

1 After the Arab Spring 1

2 The Islamist Challenge 12

3 Deadlock over Palestine 46

4 Regional and Global Rivalries 73

5 Iran and “the Bomb” 113

6 Will the Middle East Implode? 144

Afterword 164

Further Reading 177

Notes 182

Product Details

Ayoob, Mohammed
Polity Press
Middle Eastern Politics
middle east, politics, islam, arab spring, uprising, revolution, intifada, conflict, civil resistance, Iran, nuclear, Shia, Sunni, secularism, war
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168 x 123 mm

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