This book explores the recent changes in several Middle Eastern countries, such as Syria, Palestine, and Iraq and their effect on the region’s politics. The authors point to succession problems and domestic and international issues and events as catalysts for these developments. They suggest that the new regimes, which seem like manifestations of a new desire to reform the region’s violent and tenuous climate, are merely attempting to preserve the status quo. The authors examine their theory with both frustration about the way things are and hope in the potential these power shifts possess to fuel more proactive endeavors.
Distributed for Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
6.5 x 9, 176 pages