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Analysing Middle Eastern Foreign Policies: The Relationship by Gerd Nonneman

By Gerd Nonneman

Within the post-9/11 weather, the function of center japanese and North African (MENA) states in Europe’s nearby protection surroundings and overseas politics has turn into greater than ever a spotlight for cognizance, yet is still ill-understood. This e-book offers a framework for the research of heart japanese international regulations as a rule, and for knowing those states’ family members with Europe particularly. The ebook fills a niche within the literature on Euro-Middle jap kinfolk through adopting a south-to-north viewpoint, utilizing the instruments of international coverage research to envision the determinants of the overseas rules of the MENA states themselves: purely therefore can one desire to reach at a real knowing of what underlies those states’ evolving coverage orientations and behavior in the direction of Europe. the quantity starts off through laying out a conceptual framework for research, and reading the household, neighborhood, and foreign environments that situation MENA international regulations. genuine coverage output is then systematically investigated via quite a lot of nation case experiences starting from the Maghreb and the Mashreq to the Gulf and Turkey. Europe is taken care of all through either as a objective of these overseas rules, and as a part of the surroundings that shapes them. the results of a two-year undertaking backed by way of the eu college Institute’s Mediterranean Programme, the ebook is helping bridge the divide among heart East services and the self-discipline of diplomacy. The systematic comparative research of MENA states’ overseas coverage with distinct connection with Europe throws new gentle on questions about ‘Third international’ overseas coverage.

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4. ), Political Liberalization and Democratization in the Arab World. Vol. 2: Comparative Experiences (Boulder: Lynne Rienner: 1998), pp. 269– 71. 40 ANALYZING MIDDLE EASTERN FOREIGN POLICIES 5. , p. ), Political Liberalization and Democratization in the Arab World. Vol. 1: Theoretical Experiences (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1995, pp. 113–28) along with other case studies. 6. ’, in Brynen, Korany and Noble, Political Liberalization and Democratization in the Arab World. Volume 1: Theoretical Experiences, pp.

For Libya, the presence of large and influential Egypt – long the heart of Arabism – next door, has long had a particular influence. In addition, Libyan oil wealth and its small population offered a natural market for Egyptian migrant 28 ANALYZING MIDDLE EASTERN FOREIGN POLICIES labor. For Tunisia, the presence of turbulent Algeria on one side, and maverick Libya on the other, has inevitably posed major concerns. And for Morocco, a similar concern over Algeria has been combined with the local dispute over the Spanish Sahara (which also became one of the obstacles to North African integration).

18. This section draws on an earlier analysis in Nonneman, ‘Constants and Variations in British– Gulf Relations’, in J.

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