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Associations representing the special interests of the Egyp tian business community have grown in number and variety during the last 15 years. The largest and most powerful of these interest groups are examined here. The persistent diversity of business organizations is explained by the...
Israel is an immigrant democracy, not unlike the United States; and its traditions and adverse circumstances have hastened assimila tion and have softened the ideological differences so vocally expressed by its party system. In Turkey, democracy had to wait until a generation after it became a...
Soviet policy toward the Middle East since the 1973 Arab- Israeli war has been essentially reactive in nature, as Moscow has reacted to events in the region that it neither caused nor had much ability to control. Moscow has benefited from some events, such as the fall of the shah, the formation...
Scarcely three years ago there was little scholarly or policy interest in the Shiite community of Lebanon. Long irrelevant politically within Lebanon, the Shiites languished under the firm control of traditional leaders who were not seriously challenged until the 1960s. By the mid- 1960s,...
A potentially severe problem is emerging in the Middle East—the threat of major water shortages. This developing issue is likely to exacerbate already strained relations between states in the region. A number of aspects of this crisis can be illustrated through an examination of one river...
A distorted media image of the Arab people is becoming ingrained in American culture and continues to inhibit a resolution of the Middle East conflict. Seemingly innocuous vehicles of entertainment, such as television programs, motion pictures, novels, and comics, help promote the image to...
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