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The future security environment in the Middle East [electronic resource] : conflict, stability, and political change / edited by Nora Bensahel and Daniel L. Byman.

Contributor(s): Bensahel, Nora, 1971- | Byman, Daniel, 1967- | United States. Air Force.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND/Project Air Force, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xix, 345 p.).ISBN: 083303619X (electronic bk.); 9780833036193 (electronic bk.); 9780833032904; 0833032909.Subject(s): Middle East -- Strategic aspects | United States -- Military policy | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- Other | Armies -- Middle East | Electronic books | Moyen-Orient -- Aspect strat�egique | �Etats-Unis -- Politique militaireGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Future security environment in the Middle East.DDC classification: 355/.033056 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Nora Bensahel and Daniel L. Byman -- Political reform in the Middle East / Nora Bensahel -- Economic reform in the Middle East : the challenge to governance / Alan Richards -- Civil-military relations in the Middle East / Risa Brooks -- The implications of leadership change in the Arab world / Daniel L. Byman -- Energy and Middle Eastern security : new dimensions and strategic implications / Ian O. Lesser -- The information revolution and the Middle East / Jon B. Alterman -- Weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East : proliferation dynamics and strategic consequences / Ian O. Lesser.
Summary: The security environment in the Middle East has become increasingly complicated during the past decade. This report identifies several important trends that are shaping regional security and identifies their implications for the United States. Many traditional security concerns, such as energy security and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, will remain significant factors in the future. However, ongoing domestic changes throughout the region will become increasingly important as well. Issues such as political reform, economic reform, civil-military relations, leadership change, and the information revolution are all affecting regional security dynamics. This report examines each of these issue areas and identifies some of the challenges that they pose for U.S. foreign policy.
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Introduction / Nora Bensahel and Daniel L. Byman -- Political reform in the Middle East / Nora Bensahel -- Economic reform in the Middle East : the challenge to governance / Alan Richards -- Civil-military relations in the Middle East / Risa Brooks -- The implications of leadership change in the Arab world / Daniel L. Byman -- Energy and Middle Eastern security : new dimensions and strategic implications / Ian O. Lesser -- The information revolution and the Middle East / Jon B. Alterman -- Weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East : proliferation dynamics and strategic consequences / Ian O. Lesser.

The security environment in the Middle East has become increasingly complicated during the past decade. This report identifies several important trends that are shaping regional security and identifies their implications for the United States. Many traditional security concerns, such as energy security and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, will remain significant factors in the future. However, ongoing domestic changes throughout the region will become increasingly important as well. Issues such as political reform, economic reform, civil-military relations, leadership change, and the information revolution are all affecting regional security dynamics. This report examines each of these issue areas and identifies some of the challenges that they pose for U.S. foreign policy.

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