Synopses & Reviews
As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the Middle East, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel 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 implications to explain why this region has become, and will remain, the focal point for international relations.
Updated Topics Include:
* Demographic data
* The Israel-Palestine situation
* The current war in Iraq
* The situation in Lebanon
* Refugees and migration
* Islam in the world
Copub: Myriad Editions
Praise for Dan Smithand#8217;s other atlases:
and#147;The State of the World Atlas is something elseand#151;an occasion of wit and an act of subversion. These are the bad dreams of the modern world, given color and shape and submitted to a grid that can be grasped instantaneously.and#8221;and#151;New York Times
and#147;A compact, versatile and politically imaginative work of reference.and#8221;and#151;New Statesman
About the Author
Dan Smith is Secretary-General of International Alert and former Director of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He is author of The State of the World Atlas and The Atlas of War and Peace.