International Relations of the Middle East (Fifth Edition)


By combining the analysis of the key themes, actors, and issues with the history of the region, and insights from a leading team of international experts, International Relations of the Middle East provides the definitive guide to the subject.

  • Provides a thematic overview of the subject, combining a history of the region with analysis of key themes, actors, and conflicts, as well as topical material and perspectives
  • Brings together carefully edited contributions from an international team of experts
  • Offers a wide range of perspectives, encouraging students to think critically to formulate their own arguments and opinions
  • Combines a clear and accessible writing style with a range of learning features and online support to aid understanding and revision, and to promote further study
  • Provides current, topical insights, including developments such as the Syrian conflict, the increasing importance of Russia and China in the region, and the impact of the Trump administration.

New to this edition:

  • A new chapter on Russia, China, and the Middle East examines the role of these increasingly important actors in the region
  • All chapters have been updated to include coverage of the most recent developments, including those relating to the conflict in Syria, the refugee crisis, so-called Islamic State, and the impact of the Trump administration
  • Additional examples and case studies have been introduced to help students link theory with real world events and scenarios.
Professor Louise Fawcett is Former Head of Department, Professor of International Relations, Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics St Catherines College