This book examines regime stability and political change in the heartland of the Middle East. It discusses the distribution of power within each regime of the Middle East; the sources of regime legitimacy; and the social, economic, and ideological trends influencing change in the region.

chapter |7 pages


ByRobert B. Satloff

chapter 1|19 pages

Stability and Change in Syria

ByItamar Rabinovich

chapter 3|22 pages

Iranian Politics Since the Gulf War

ByShaul Bakhash

chapter 4|34 pages

The Nine Lives of Hashemite Jordan

ByAdam Garfinkle

chapter 5|26 pages

Regime Stability and Change in the Gulf: The Case of Saudi Arabia

ByEmile A. Nakhleh

chapter 6|27 pages

The PLO and the Palestinians: A Revolution Institutionalized

ByBarry Rubin

chapter 7|21 pages

Israel: Political Change in a Democratic State

ByMarvin Feuerwerger

chapter 8|29 pages

Egypt’s Political Order: Continuity and Challenges

ByAmi Ayalon