Global Studies: The Middle East, Twelfth Edition, is one in a unique series of volumes that provide readers with concise background information and current world press articles on the regions and countries of the world.
Included in this edition are background essays and important statistics of the countries of the Middle East, with regional essays underscoring the current and historical significance of Islam as well as the forces that make the Middle East a theater of conflict in the world today. In addition, a wide selection of carefully selected articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world are reprinted in this volume.
The complexity and interrelationship of today's global society demand an understanding of other countries and other people. Global Studies: The Middle East, Twelfth Edition, and other volumes in the Global Studies series are designed to provide a starting point for fostering this essential international understanding.