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Dynamics of Arab Foreign Policy-Making in the Twenty First Century: Domestic Constraints and External Challenges.

6 DYNAMICS OF ARAB FOREIGN POLICY-MAKING IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY DOMESTIC CONSTRAINTS AND EXTERNAL CHALLENGES

By Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim

Published by Saqi

ISBN: 9780863564468

Price: 45.00 [pounds sterling] hardback

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The Arab world's strategic location and its considerable material and human potential should allow it to play a major role in world affairs. However, plagued by authoritarian regimes, ethnic and social cleavages, economic underdevelopment and military weakness, these states depend largely on the outside for security. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim examines the dynamics of Arab foreign policy-making in the 21st century. He considers the significance of a changing world order, an unstable Arab regional order and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The book's case studies--the Middle East Peace process, the water crisis, the food crisis, and Saudi Arabia's foreign policy--enable a wide-ranging analysis for understanding contemporary Arab politics.
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Author:Rhodes, Fred
Publication:The Middle East
Article Type:Book review
Date:May 1, 2012
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