Modeled after CQ Press’s popular documentary histories, this primary source-rich volume offers researchers an invaluable look into the key events that have shaped this dynamic region since World War I. Organized into thematic chapters, and loaded with both full-text and excerpted primary source documents, The Contemporary Middle East is designed to be an accessible support for courses in Middle Eastern history, international affairs, and comparative politics. Researchers in high school and undergraduate libraries will want this resource handy.
Chapter 1. Foundations of the Contemporary Middle East
Chapter 7. Afghanistan
During the last two decades of the twentieth century, Afghanistan certainly would have appeared on any list of the world's most conflicted countries. Since a political coup in 1973, Afghanistan has experienced almost unending political turmoil, foreign ...