As the most authoritative and comprehensive overview of international relations in the Middle East, this highly respected textbook is designed to help students get to grips with this fascinating and challenging.

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subject area. A team of expert scholars combines a history of the region with analysis of key themes, actors, developments, and conflicts, to expose students to a wide range of perspectives and approaches and encourage them to think critically in order to draw their own conclusions. Throughout the text, a range of features support students' learning, including discussion questions and case studies, which demonstrate the relevance of international relations theory to the contemporary Middle East and help students to apply their learning to real world situations and developments. This text is supported by online resources to help students take their learning further. For students: - Expand your knowledge with an interactive map of the Middle East which provides key information about each state.- Build on themes covered in each chapter with extended chapter exercises.- Revise key dates and developments with an interactive timeline.- Access further reading from reliable sources with a bank of relevant web links. For registered lecturers: - Use adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations or as hand-outs in class.