Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era

Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era

Author(s): Dr Rosemary Hollis

Published Online: 17 AUG 2010 03:56AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405102971

Online ISBN: 9781444324365

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324365

About this Book

This authoritative book examines British policy in the Middle East, focusing on how Britain's response to 9/11 - particularly the decision to join the US invasion of Iraq - has affected its role and relations in the region.

  • Establishes what was 'new' about the New Labour approach and policies towards the Middle East and what changed as a result of 9/11 and the 'war on terror'
  • Analyses in detail how the Blair government handled the Iraq crisis, invasion and fallout, including developments in relations with Iran
  • Documents Britain's 'niche' role in the Middle East peace process.
  • Argues that arms sales, trade and finance bind Britain to the Arab Gulf states
  • Traces Britain 's involvement in US-regional security arrangements

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