War in the Middle East

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Explains why MENA is the world's most war-prone region, using Waltz's three level, system, state and individual paradigm. Finds wars are driven by the abundance of revisionist states; but revisionism is a product of the flawed construction of the regional state system, with irredentism built-in; exacerbated by the struggle over oil bewteen global and regional powers; and occasioned abrupt changes in the power balance and/or the rise to power of aggressive leaders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook to the Middle East and North African State and States System
Place of PublicationLondon and NY
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780429342486
ISBN (Print)9780367358877
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019


  • Middle East
  • War
  • irredentism
  • power imbalance
  • aggression


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