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By Riad Nourallah

ISBN-10: 0203028848

ISBN-13: 9780203028841

ISBN-10: 0415368561

ISBN-13: 9780415368568

Presenting daring and unique insights, this ebook examines the regulations and diplomacies pursued through Arab and Western governments, whereas discussing either the political and cultural roles performed by way of the trendy Arab global. It explores a few of the aspects of the malaise affecting the Arab international, stressing the pressing demand reform and restoration, in addition to the necessity to deal with significant concerns together with inter-Arab affairs, family with a hegemonic united states, and peace with Israel.

In addition, the booklet presents new views on a variety of themes together with Arab and Muslim international relations, literature, and tradition; usually as those have interaction with Western versions and paradigms in an more and more interconnected yet hard international. utilising a mixture of disciplines and discourses, the publication aids newcomers and policy-makers in larger knowing the Arab world’s successes and screw ups in its complicated family with the West and modernity.

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The current policies themselves have been meeting some stiff and vociferous criticism from an articulate spectrum of American people and groups, including liberal writers and Hollywood celebrities, who, however, seem somewhat beleaguered by a national mood, fearful for traditional values and general security. Nonetheless, America’s apparent zeal, under the present Administration, to enforce a Pax Americana over the old possessions of the British and French Empires in the Middle East, with its own initial version of the imperial governor (a Bremer–Cromer–Kleber26), does not, at first sight, seem to augur well for a smooth acceptance of America’s role (or medicine) by many Arabs.

Nor should it be understood as driven by a desire to establish a ‘Semitic’ alliance against an imagined hostile ‘West’, one which both Arabs and Jews have contributed to and benefited from, and should continue to do so. However, such a partnership would test the Western powers’ sincerity in seeing a genuine peace in the region, one that they have been sermonizing about for a long time but which may see Arab petrodollars eventually invested in Arab–Israeli industry and development instead of languishing idly in Western banks or boosting multi-billion-dollar arms exports into the region.

With Iraq being seen as a major test case, it is debatable whether the Arab regimes, when the good dividends of a post-Saddam American-sponsored regime have come to manifest themselves in the eventual establishment in that country of the promised democracy, accountability, rule of law, and economic prosperity, in addition to the vital but now seriously endangered ingredient of national unity, will have the will or desire to take the American assistance to the heights which the West Germans and the Japanese took it to after the Second World War.

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