By Dilip Hiro
During this updated, painstakingly researched dictionary, writer Dilip Hiro brings the most tumultuous areas of the realm to our fingertips. it really is easy-to-read, basic to take advantage of, authoritative, and complete. If deals quite a lot of alphabetically prepared details on subject matters starting from present affairs, background and politics to religions, literature and vacationer destinations.
Topics lined contain: Arab Spring, Arab-Israeli Wars, Biographies, Christianity and Christian Sects, Civil Wars, nation Profiles, Ethnic teams, executive, Gulf Wars, historic locations, historical past, Hostages, overseas Agreements and Treaties, Islam and Islamic Sects, Judaism and Jewish Sects, Languages, Literary Personalities, army and armed forces Leaders, Nonconventional and Nuclear guns, Oil and fuel, Peace method, Politics, local Conflicts, faith, Terrorism, vacationer locations, United international locations, and masses more.
This is a must have reference for someone certainly attracted to realizing extra in regards to the background and present occasions of the center East.
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The Gulf for the Persian Gulf can refer to the larger region including now-hostile Iran and Iraq, but also is often shorthand for the countries whose governments have joined the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a pro-American political, economic, cultural, and security alliance comprised of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. The Gulf is where American interests lie. The Gulf also refers to what Gause called the oil monarchies, and, by logical extension, to the citizen-subjects of those kingdoms.
Political Islam itself, in the varying conceptions of regimes, counter-elites, exiles, and radical militants, is hardly monolithic; it has its own kind of pluralism and diversity, with sectarian and political divisions crosscutting current boundaries and political arrangements. Ignoring these evidently led the American Central Command to overlook potential resistance to its presence in the region coming not from Iran or Iraq but from within Arabia itself—or, rather, from its politics of the outside.
Instead, looking across the Peninsula may help us to unearth the territory that has remained for too long Arabia Incognita. Note 1. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, The Gulf in Historic Maps. , 1996. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 2 The `Imama vs. the `Iqal: Hadari–Bedouin Conflict and the Formation of the Saudi State Abdulaziz H. Al-Fahad At the height of the Ikhwan’s power in the 1910s and 1920s, a ranking Wahhabi Shaykh, Sulayman ibn Sihman (d. H. 1 The pious scholar was led to this action by the confluence of some extraordinary events that were threatening to unravel the long-fought-for achievement of imposing central authority in Arabia and the application of the shari`a.
A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East by Dilip Hiro