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The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, 2nd edition

Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoushiravan Ehteshami, editors
The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, 2nd edition
ISBN: 978-1-62637-028-9
ISBN: 978-1-62637-029-6
ISBN: 978-1-62637-425-6
2014/400 pages/LC: 2014016144
"Offers a rich and robust account of the foreign policies of Middle East and North African states, capturing how they are driven by the interplay of systemic, and subsystemic, domestic, and individual level forces in the region."—Steven E. Lobell, University of Utah

Praise for the 1st edition:

"The key components of foreign policy decision-making, the 'why,' 'who,' 'what,' and 'how,' are lucidly explained and amply illustrated.... [A] very good and useful book."—David Capitanchik, International Affairs

"A highly useful introduction to the Middle East subsystem for undergraduates or graduates without previous exposure."—Choice


This new edition of The Foreign Policies of Middle East States reflects the momentous events and shifting dynamics that have occurred in the region in the nearly fifteen years since the first edition was published. Working within a common analytical framework, the authors offer a theoretically grounded, systematic examination of the foreign policies of eleven states.


Raymond Hinnebusch is professor of international relations and Middle East politics at the University of St Andrews. Anoushiravan Ehteshami is professor of international relations at the School of Government and International Affairs, University of Durham.


  • Foreign Policy in the Middle East—R. Hinnebusch.
  • The Middle East Regional System—R. Hinnebusch.
  • The Foreign Policy of Egypt—R. Hinnebusch and N. Shama.
  • The Foreign Policies of Iraq and Lebanon—A. Saouli.
  • The Foreign Policy of Jordan—C.R. Ryan.
  • The Foreign Policy of Qatar—M. Kamrava.
  • The Foreign Policy of Saudi Arabia—F.G. Gause III.
  • The Foreign Policy of Syria—R. Hinnebusch.
  • The Foreign Policy of Tunisia—E.C. Murphy.
  • The Foreign Policy of Iran—A. Ehteshami
  • The Foreign Policy of Israel—C. Jones.
  • The Foreign Policy of Turkey—P. Robins.
  • Making Foreign Policy in the Midst of Turbulence—R. Hinnebusch and A. Ehteshami.