ABSTRACT

As a cultural centre for Islamic interests across the world and as a focus point for increasing levels of economic and security interdependence, the Middle East remains a stage on which international politics will be played for the foreseeable future. This comprehensive study looks at the important international and regional actors and their interaction with, and reaction to, US foreign policy toward the region. The volume elucidates the trends in great power interest and interaction in the Middle East and studies the impact of the United States as the region's foremost military power. It highlights the changing nature of actors' relationships with the US and each other as their interests and policies evolve in response to changes in the region. Scholars, graduate and undergraduate students and the interested public will find this volume a useful guide and an ideal companion work for courses on the Middle East, US foreign policy and international security issues.

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SECTION I EUROPE AND THE US IN THE MIDDLE EAST

chapter 1|24 pages

Britain and the Middle East: In Pursuit of Eternal Interests

ByMark Sedgwick

chapter 2|20 pages

Old Interests, New Purpose: French Foreign Policy in the Middle East

ByDaniel W. Kuthy

chapter 3|16 pages

Germany and the Middle East: The Construction of Moral Interests

ByJack Covarrubias, Chris White

part |2 pages

SECTION II THE FAR EAST AND THE US IN THE MIDDLE EAST

chapter 5|16 pages

China’s Middle East Policy Since the Post-Mao Reform

ByChunlong Lu, Jie Chen

chapter 6|12 pages

Japan Between the United States and the Middle East

ByGeorge Ehrhardt

chapter 7|12 pages

At the Crossroads of Foreign Policy Decisions: India in the Middle East

ByAnna Rulska, David Jackson

part |2 pages

SECTION III THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE US

chapter 8|14 pages

The United States and Israel: The Implications of Alignment

ByDaniel J. Graeber

chapter 9|20 pages

Realpolitik and Religion: The Twin Sources of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Policy

ByEvan Campbell, Steve A. Yetiv

chapter 10|14 pages

The Centrality of Egypt to the Future of the Greater Middle East

ByB.J. Jordan and Robert J. Pauly, Jr

part |2 pages

SECTION IV INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THE US IN THE MIDDLE EAST

chapter 12|20 pages

NATO and the Middle East: The Road to Greater Engagement

ByChris Zambelis, Eva Svobodová

chapter 13|12 pages

The United States and the Arab League

ByJack Kalpakian

chapter 14|14 pages

The United States and the United Nations: Partnership for Peace?

ByTom Lansford