Change in the Middle East: Implications and U.S. Policies

Oliver Wheeler (Editor)

Series: Politics and Economics of the Middle East
BISAC: POL011010

The political change and unrest that have swept through the Middle East and North Africa since early 2011 are likely to have profound consequences for the pursuit of long-standing U.S. policy goals in the region with regard to regional security, global energy supplies, U.S. military access, bilateral trade and investment, counter-proliferation, counterterrorism, and the promotion of human rights. The profound changes in the region may alter the framework in which these goals are pursued and challenge the basic assumptions that have long guided U.S. policy. This book assesses some of the policy implications of recent and ongoing events in the region, with a focus on Egypt, Iran, Syria, Libya, Israel, Tunisia, and Bahrain. (Imprint: Nova)



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Table of Contents


Change in the Middle East: Implications for U.S. Policy
(Christopher M. Blanchard, Alexis Arieff, Zoe Danon, Kenneth Katzman, Jeremy M. Sharp, Jim Zanotti, CRS)

Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations
(Jeremy M. Sharp, CRS)

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses
(Kenneth Katzman, CRS)

Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response
(Jeremy M. Sharp, Christopher M. Blanchard, CRS)

Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy
(Christopher M. Blanchard, CRS)

Israel: Background and U.S. Relations
(Jim Zanotti, CRS)

Political Transition in Tunisia
(Alexis Arieff, CRS)

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy
(Kenneth Katzman, CRS)


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