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Author Rodgers, Peter.

Title Arabian plights : the future Middle East / Peter Rodgers
Published Melbourne : Scribe, 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  956.94 Rod/Apt  AVAILABLE
Description 250 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Oil's not well -- Ch. 2 Neither free nor civil -- Ch. 3 Whose Islam is it? -- Ch. 4 A demographic gulf -- Ch. 5 Excuses, excuses -- Ch. 6 With friends like these -- Ch. 7 Future shock?
Summary "Former Australian diplomat Peter Rodgers argues that the most direct way of cleaning up the mess that is today's Middle East is to remove the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the prop both for Arab illiberalism and for foreign meddling. He challenges those who balk at the idea of putting serious pressure on Israel, of dealing with Hamas, or talking to Iran under the mullahtocracy, to explain how they see the Middle East in 20 years' time. The region's problems, he says, will continue to stain the wider world. The West will continue to guzzle Arab oil at an ever-increasing rate, to wring its hands over the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to fret about Iran, and to decry the shortcomings of the Arab world, while ensuring that no arms sales goes unclosed. Perhaps the real problem of the Arab world, Rodgers concludes, is that it too closely mirrors the hypocrisies of our own." --Book Jacket
Analysis Politics & government (Australia,Middle East)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-233) and index
Subject Arab-Israeli conflict.
Jewish-Arab relations.
Peace -- Religious aspects.
Peace-building -- Middle East.
Peaceful change (International relations)
Peaceful change (International relations) -- 21st century.
Reconciliation -- Political aspects -- Palestine.
Reconciliation -- Palestine.
Israel -- Foreign relations -- Palestine.
Israel -- Politics and government.
Palestine -- Foreign relations -- Israel.
Palestine -- Politics and government -- 1948-
LC no. 2011489425
ISBN 9781921215285 (paperback)