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Contents: List of Maps Preface Acknowledgements Chronology Introduction 1. The Arab-Israeli conflict: ways of war 2. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict: hostages to history 3. Superpower conflict in the Middle East: war by proxy 4. Generation jihad: conflict in the name of Islam? 5. Sectarian conflict: Lebanon, state without a nation 6. Ethnic conflict: the forgotten Kurds 7. War in the Gulf: Iran and Iraq 1980-1989 8. The Kuwait crisis: brother versus brother 9. The politics of conflict and failure of peacemaking 10. No end to the storm: 9/11 and the war in Iraq Glossary Notes Bibliography Index.
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Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1945-.