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Political and Economic Trends in the Middle East: Implications For U.S. Policy
Political and Economic Trends in the Middle East: Implications For U.S. Policy
Edited by Shireen T. Hunter
Westview Press (with the Center for Strategic & International Studies), 1985, 106 pp

A series of brief essays written for a conference held at Georgetown University in March 1985 with the idea of showing how recent developments have changed the contours of familiar Middle East problems. The two main areas of inquiry are (1) the effect of changes in the world oil market on the oil-producing states of the Gulf, and (2) the prospects for settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In the second area the authors are from Israel, Jordan, Syria, Egypt and the United States. The contours may have changed, but basic attitudes have not.