Routledge

About the Book

The Middle East Today is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. The book features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their learning. These include detailed maps, case studies on key issues, boxed sections, suggestions for further reading.

The book highlights a host of current issues facing the Middle East, linking them to the rich political, geographical and cultural history of the region. The author examines the crises and conflicts, both current and potential, likely to dominate the region in coming years.

Key chapters focus on:

  • stereotypes of the region
  • the making of the modern state system
  • contemporary Islamist thought
  • the Arab-Israeli conflicts
  • the struggle for economic and social development
  • democracy and political transformation in the region.

Designed to both introduce and develop a deeper understanding of this rapidly changing region, The Middle East Today is an essential text for all students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography.