Table of contents for War in the gardens of Babylon : Middle East after the Iraqi War / edited by Bùˆlent Aras.


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Chapter 1 US Macht-politik in Eurasia and the Re-fashioning of the Greater Middle East
Vassilis K. Fouskas  ................... ...................... .............. 13
International Relations Since 1989: A Bird's Eye View .............................. 14
A  Framework  for Analysis  ...................... ......... ................  17
The  Iraqi Gamble  ..............  . ............ ... ... .. ... ................21
The Question of Terrorism and America's Geo-strategic Imperatives in Eurasia .........25
Concluding Remarks: Towards a New Paradigm in International Relations? .............26
Notes ............................ ....................    ............. 29
Chapter 2 The Greater Middle East and Its Strategic Profile
Stephen Blank  ................ ...... ... ... ............................33
The Dimensions of the Strategic Revolution .................................... 34
Towards A New TVD: The Greater Middle East ................................ .41
Threat Assessment .............        ...........................          45
Conclusions  ........................ .................... .. ........ ....... . 55
Notes  ................  .................... ...............................   56
Chapter 3 Russian Policy Toward the Middle East Under Putin
Robert 0. Freedman  ..................... ............... ... ...............   63
The Putin Approach to Foreign Policy ............. .......................... 64
Russia and  Iraq  ............... .............. ....... .... .................65
Russia and  Iran  .................. .................... .... ................69
Russia and Turkey  .................... ................. .... ............ .. 76
Conclusions  ..................................... .....  ........... ....... 82
Notes  ................. .............................. .....................84
Chapter 4 Best of Times, Worst of Times: The Fortunes of the United Nations in the Middle East
Jerry  Pubantz and  John Allphin  Moore, Jr. ....................... ............... 89
United  Nations Middle East Policy Since  1990  ..................... ............. 91
Conclusion  ............................ ............... .. .............  .. 100
Notes  ........................................  .......  ............ ..... 105
Chapter 5 The War in Iraq and the Ideology of Clashism
Seifudein Adem  ............... .................... .... ................. 107
The Return of History: Episode One .......................................... 108
Clashism and the War in Iraq ........................     ................. 111
The Return of History: Episode Two ..........................................120
Conclusion  ................. ........................... ........... ..... .125
Notes  ................. ............................ ...  .............. . 127
Chapter 6 Will Iran Be Next?
Mark Gaffney  .................................................
The  Reactor at Bushehr  ......  ..............................
The U.S. Record  ....... .................................
Arak and  Natanz  ...............................................
Israel's Record  ...................................... ..............
A Sane Solution to the Current Crisis ................... .............
Ramifications ....................................  .............
Notes  .........................................................
Chapter 7 Abdullah's Jordan: America's Anxious Ally
Robert J. Bookmiller  ...................................... ..........
September l th and The Free Trade Agreement ........................
"The War on Terror," Afghanistan and Iraq ...........................
Post-Saddam  Iraq  ...................................... .............
"Road Map" to an Independent Palestine ......... .............
Jordan as "International Citizen" ...................................
Conclusion  .................................... ..................
Notes  .......................................................  ....
Chapter   Turkey and Iraqi Crisis
Biulent Aras  ......................................................
Analysis of Bilateral Relations Since Gulf Crisis .........................
The Cost of Sanctions  ................................................
Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy ...................................
Conclusion  ........................................................
N otes  ....................................... ..... .. ... ...........
Chapter 9 Modernising Legitimacy: Saudi Strategies
Neil Quilliam & Maggie Kamel .......................................
The Saudi Model: Forging Legitimacy .................................
Strategies  .............................................  . .. ....
Looking for new strategies ................... ..........................
September 2001 ......................................... .. .........
War against Iraq  ................. .....................................
Conclusion  ...................................... ...................
Notes  .......................................... ...... . ........
About the Editor  ...................................... . ..... ....
About the Contributors  ..............  ... . .................... .......
Selected Bibliography ..............   ...................         ...



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Middle East Politics and government 21st century, United States Politics and government 2001-Middle East Foreign relations United States, United States Foreign relations Middle East