The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East ConflictBook - 2003
There is, perhaps, no other place in the world fraught with as much turmoil as the Middle East. This updated guide provides readers with an intense look at current events and the ever-changing political and social landscape in this dynamic part of the world, as well as the history - ancient and modern - of the region. New information on the effects of the U.S. presence in Iraq and what this means to the entire Middle East region - now and in the future. A completely updated view of events in the recent past through the corrective lens of present-day knowledge. New and expanded information on the terrifying grip terrorism has on the region and its people and how this plague affects the rest of the world. The recent death of Yasser Arafat has added a big question mark to the entire region, and the new edition provides vital information about this complicated man's life and the consequences of his death.