The Middle East in International Relations

Power, Politics and Ideology


The international relations of the Middle East have long been dominated by uncertainty and conflict. External intervention, interstate war, political upheaval and interethnic violence are compounded by the vagaries of oil prices and the claims of military, nationalist and religious movements. The purpose of this book is to set this region and its conflicts in context, providing on the one hand a historical introduction to its character and problems, and on the other a reasoned analysis of its politics. In an engagement with both the study of the Middle East and the theoretical analysis of international relations, the author, who is one of the best known and most authoritative scholars writing on the region today, offers a compelling and original interpretation. Written in a clear, accessible and interactive style, the book is designed for students, policymakers, and the general reader.
  • Cambridge University Press; January 2005
  • ISBN 9780511109034
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  • Title: The Middle East in International Relations
  • Author: Fred Halliday
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'A masterly survey by a scholar with a long and unusually rich personal experience of the region.' E. Roger Owen, Harvard University