Encyclopedia of the Middle East (4 Volume Set)

George M. Ramirez (Editor)

Series: Politics and Economics of the Middle East
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This encyclopedia presents important research on the Middle East. Some of the topics discussed herein include Iran’s ballistic missile and space launch programs; Iran sanctions; politics, governance, and human rights in Iraq; the Israel-Hezbollah conflict; reform, security and U.S. policies of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, The United Arab Emirates, and Yemen; and security, and U.S. trade and investment in the Middle East and North Africa.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 Bahrain 2012 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 2 Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy
(Kenneth Katzman)

Chapter 3 Iran Country Profile
(United States Department of State)

Chapter 4 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — Iran
(U. S. Department of State)

Chapter 5 Testimony of the Honorable Thomas J. Pickering. Hearing on ''High Stakes and Hard Choices: U.S. Policy on Iran"

Chapter 6 Testimony of Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Hearing on ''High Stakes and Hard Choices: U.S. Policy on Iran"

Chapter 7 Iran’s Ballistic Missile and Space Launch Programs
(Steven A. Hildreth)

Chapter 8 Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses
(Kenneth Katzman)

Chapter 9 The Availability and Price of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Produced in Countries Other Than Iran
(United States Energy Information Administration)

Chapter 10 Iran’s Threat to the Strait of Hormuz
(Kenneth Katzman, Neelesh Nerurkar, Ronald O'Rourke,R. Chuck Mason and Michael Ratner)

Chapter 11 Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Compliance with International Obligations
(Paul K. Kerr)

Chapter 12 Interim Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program
(Kenneth Katzman and Paul K. Kerr)

Chapter 13 Iran: U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Authority to Lift Restrictions
(Dianne E. Rennack)

Chapter 14 Iran Sanctions
(Kenneth Katzman)

Chapter 15 Iran: U.S. and International Sanctions Have Adversely Affected the Iranian Economy
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 16 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — Iraq
(U. S. Department of State)

Chapter 17 Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction: Final Report to the United States Congress

Chapter 18 Iraq Report: Political Fragmentation and Corruption Stymie Economic Growth and Political Progress
(Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate)

Chapter 19 Testimony of Brett H. McGurk, Columbia School of Law. Hearing on “Security Issues Relating to Iraq”

Chapter 20 Testimony of Kenneth M. Pollack, Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution. Hearing on “Security Issues Relating to Iraq”

Chapter 21 Iraq Country Profile
(U.S. Department of State)

Chapter 22 Learning from Iraq: A Final Report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Chapter 23 Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights
(Kenneth Katzman)

Chapter 24 Israel: Background and U.S. Relations
(Jim Zanotti)

Chapter 25 U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel
(Jeremy M. Sharp)

Chapter 26 Israel 2012 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 27 Israel and the Occupied Territories 2012 International Religious Freedom Report
(U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 28 2013 Investment Climate Statement: Israel
(Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs)

Chapter 29 From War to Deterrence? Israel-Hezbollah Conflict since 2006
(Jean-Loup Samaan)

Chapter 30 Israel: Possible Military Strike against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities
(Jim Zanotti, Kenneth Katzman, Jeremiah Gertler and Steven A. Hildreth)

Chapter 31 Jordan 2013 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 32 Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations
(Jeremy M. Sharp)

Chapter 33 Jordan 2012 International Religious Freedom Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 34 2014 Investment Climate Statement- Jordan
(Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs)

Chapter 35 Kuwait 2012 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 36 Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy
(Kenneth Katzman)

Chapter 37 Lebanon: Background and U.S. Policy
(Christopher M. Blanchard)

Chapter 38 Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy
(Kenneth Katzman)

Chapter 39 Oman 2012 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 40 Oman 2012 International Religious Freedom Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 41 2013 Investment Climate Statement: Oman
(Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs)

Chapter 42 Oman Country Profile
(U.S. Department of State)

Chapter 43 Foreign Assistance: U.S. Programs Involving the Palestine Investment Fund
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 44 Foreign Assistance: U.S. Assistance to the West Bank and Gaza for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 45 U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians
(Jim Zanotti)

Chapter 46 Qatar 2012 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State;Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 47 Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations
(Christopher M. Blanchard)

Chapter 48 The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security
(W. Andrew Terrill)

Chapter 49 Saudi Arabia 2012 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 50 Saudi Arabia Country Profile
(United States Department of State)

Chapter 51 Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations
(Christopher M. Blanchard)

Chapter 52 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices—Syria
(U.S. Department of State)

Chapter 53 Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response
(Christopher M. Blanchard, Carla E. Humud and Mary Beth D. Nikitin)

Chapter 54 Armed Conflict in Syria: Background and U.S. Response
(Jeremy M. Sharp and Christopher M. Blanchard)

Chapter 55 Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response
(Jeremy M. Sharp and Christopher M. Blanchard)

Chapter 56 Syria: Overview of the Humanitarian Response
(Rhoda Margesson and Susan G. Chesser)

Chapter 57 Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress
(Jeremy M. Sharp and Christopher M. Blanchard)

Chapter 58 Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress
(Mary Beth D. Nikitin, Paul K. Kerr and Andrew Feickert)

Chapter 59 Remarks by President Obama in Address to the Nation on Syria

Chapter 60 The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy
(Kenneth Katzman)

Chapter 61 United Arab Emirates 2012 Human Rights Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 62 United Arab Emirates 2012 International Religious Freedom Report
(U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor)

Chapter 63 Trafficking in Persons Report 2013: United Arab Emirates
(U.S. Department of State)

Chapter 64 2013 Investment Climate Statement: United Arab Emirates
(Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs)

Chapter 65 Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations
(Jeremy M. Sharp)

Chapter 66 U.S. Assistance to Yemen: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Emergency
(Food Aid and Assess Security Assistance United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 67 Uncertain Political and Security Situation Challenges U.S. Efforts to Implement a Comprehensive Strategy in Yemen
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 68 The Struggle for Yemen and the Challenge of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
(W. Andrew Terrill)

Chapter 69 Food Security in Yemen: An Integrated, Cross-Sector, and Multi-Level Analysis
(Olivier Ecker, Clemens Breisinger, Christen McCool, Xinshen Diao, Jose Funes, Liangzhi You and Bingxin Yu)

Chapter 70 Change in the Middle East: Implications for U.S. Policy
(Christopher M. Blanchard, Alexis Arieff, Zoe Danon, Kenneth Katzman, Jeremy M. Sharp and Jim Zanotti)

Chapter 71 The Future of the Arab Gulf Monarchies in the Age of Uncertainties
(Mohammed El-Katiri)

Chapter 72 Al Qaeda-Affiliated Groups: Middle East and Africa
(Carla E. Humud, Alexis Arieff, Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Christopher M. Blanchard, Jeremy M. Sharp and Kenneth Katzman)

Chapter 73 The “Islamic State” Crisis and U.S. Policy
(Kenneth Katzman, Christopher M. Blanchard, Carla E. Humud, Matthew C. Weed, Rhoda Margesson and Alex Tiersky)

Chapter 74 Testimony of Dr. Dafna H. Rand, Center for a New American Security. Hearing on "Threat Posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qa'ida, and Other Islamic Extremists"

Chapter 75 Hezbollah: Background and Issues for Congress
(Casey L. Addis and Christopher M. Blanchard)

Chapter 76 The United States and Europe: Responding to Change in the Middle East and North Africa
(Kristin Archick and Derek E. Mix)

Chapter 77 U.S. Trade and Investment in the Middle East and North Africa: Overview and Issues for Congress
(Shayerah Ilias Akhtar, Mary Jane Bolle and Rebecca M. Nelson)

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