China, Russia, and the USA in the Middle East: the contest for supremacy

Benjamin Houghton (Editor), Kasia A. Houghton (Editor)

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The shift in international relations towards multipolarity has had profound implications across the world, but particularly in highly penetrated regions such as the Middle East. This book explores the rivalry between the USA, Russia, and China in the region, investigating its effects and assessing the influence of regional actors and issues. Each chapter offers a comprehensive analysis of three core questions: How does global power competition manifest itself? How does it impact regional political, economic, and security dynamics? How do regional actors and issues influence the trajectory and dynamics of global power competition? Expert international contributors take a country case study approach to consider these questions and investigate the most pressing contemporary events, issues, and trends in Middle Eastern politics. Tackling transregional and global issues and themes, they analyse the convergence, divergence, and competition between global powers in managing threats and interests such as terrorism, energy and cyber security, nuclear non-proliferation, conflict resolution, and warfare. This volume will appeal to scholars and students of international relations, great power competition, China, Russia, the USA, and the Middle East.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages244
ISBN (Electronic)9781003372011
ISBN (Print)9781032444079, 9781032444086
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameChanging dynamics in Asia-Middle East relations


  • China
  • Russia
  • USA
  • Middle East and North Africa


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