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The Politics of Change in the Middle East
The Politics of Change in the Middle East
By Robert B. Satloff
Westview Press, 1993, 237 pp.

A collection of introductory essays by well-known authors that addresses questions of regime change and stability, among other issues of governance. The authors speculate at some length on how the long era of pseudo-stability in the Middle East might end, but there are no predictions here of inevitable revolution or of Islamic regimes necessarily coming to power. For all the region's limitations, continuity for a bit longer seems to be the dominant expectation.