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ISBN-10: 0073379786

ISBN-13: 9780073379784

Edition: 12th 2009

Authors: William J. Spencer

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List price: $54.00
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

The Middle East: Theater of Conflict
The Middle East: Heartland of Islam Country Reports
Algeria (Peoples' Democratic Republic of Algeria)
Bahrain (State of Bahrain)
Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt)
Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Iraq (Republic of Iraq)
Israel (State of Israel)
Jordan (Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan)
Kuwait (State of Kuwait)
Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)
Libya (Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriyya)
Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania)
Morocco (Kingdom of Morocco)
Oman (Sultanate of Oman)
Qatar (State of Qatar)
Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Sudan (Republic of the Sudan)
Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)
Tunisia (Republic of Tunisia)
Turkey (Republic of Turkey)
United Arab Emirates Yemen (Republic of Yemen)
Articles from the World Press
47235 Egypt Vote Shows Unease with Democracy,Dan Murphy, The Christian Science Monitor , June 12, 2007
The election of June 11, 2007 for the upper house of parliament was marred by police beatings, wide-scale arrests among the most popular opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood whose members were also prevented from voting in many polling places. Recent changes to the electoral laws have just given a democratic face to a process that ensures that only the ruling National Democratic Party controls the government. This phenomenon has been happening in many Arab countries
47236 The Bloody Stalemate Persists, The Economist , July 14, 2007
Iraq is stuck in a military and political deadlock while American generals on the ground continue to urge patience.
Bitter rivalries persist not only between Shiites and Sunnis, but also between the Sadrists and Prime Minister Maliki's other Shi’a ally, the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council.
General David Petraeus, the overall commander, and his 160,000 American troops may not be given more than half a year to turn things round
47237 Time for a Bi-National State,Leila Farasakh, Le Monde Diplomatique , March 2007
As the Palestinians watch their territory being fragmented into South African-style Bantustans with poverty levels of over 75%, the area is heading to the abyss of an apartheid state system rather than to a viable two-state solution.
This why it may be more promising to return to an old idea of a bi-national state which was first suggested in the 1920s by Zionist leftwing intellectuals
47238 From Crisis to Crisis, The Economist , July 7, 2007
As the country slides towards political deadlock, echoes of civil war could be heard.
Since the Israeli invasion of 2006 which left 1,200 dead and thousands homeless, a split between the Western-backed parliamentary majority and the pro-Syrian opposition widened into a deep divide that raised sectarian tensions, caused a series of political assassinations and crippled the state
47239 U. S. Group Reaches Deal to Provide Laptops to All Libyan Schoolchildren,John Markoff, The New York Times , October 11, 2006
Libya agreed with One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit US group, for the supply of computers to all 1.2 million Libyan schoolchildren by June 2008.
The idea, which appealed to the Libyan leader, may make Libya the first country in the world where all school-age children are connected to the Internet through educational computers.
The $100 computers come with a wireless connection, a built-in video c