Middle East

For this category we are using the broader definition of a Greater Middle East, which is a political geographic term used since at least 1980 to refer to the traditional Middle East such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq with the addition of several nearby countries, specifically Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Various North African and Central Asian countries are sometimes also included. The Greater Middle East is sometimes referred to as "The New Middle East." 

Best Selling Middle East Publications

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Iraq\'s Shia Warlords and Their Militias: Political and Security Challengess and Options

By: Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute

GPO Stock # 008-000-01164-8 ISBN:

As America’s de facto co-belligerents who often share the same battlespace in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the presence and activity of Iraq’s Shia warlords and their militias have an impact on U.S. interests and policies at...

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Reassessing The Barriers to Islamic Radicalization in Kazakhstan

By: Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute

GPO Stock # 008-000-01162-1 ISBN:

Central Asia has been experiencing an increase or activation of radical Islamic movements over the last decade or so. These complex processes include increasing urbanization, institutional and individual corruption, the growing gap between rich...

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Russian Ballistic Missile Defense: Rhetoric and Reality

By: Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute

GPO Stock # 008-000-01163-0 ISBN:

Russia's actions in Ukraine are not the only challenge to relations with the United States. U.S. plans for ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability in Europe have led to aggressive rhetoric from Moscow, which continues at the time of this...

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The wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan were lost before they began, not on the battlefields where the United States won every tactical engagement, but at the strategic level of war. In each case, the U.S. Government attempted to create a...

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The Chinese People\'s Liberation Army in 2025

By: Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute

GPO Stock # 008-000-01161-3 ISBN: 9781584876885

This volume, edited by Roy Kamphausen and David Lai,  is of special relevance in light of the profound changes occurring within the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). China’s desire to develop a military commensurate with its diverse...

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A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners

By: Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute

GPO Stock # 008-000-01158-3 ISBN: 9781584876847

Since World War II, a key element of America’s grand strategy has been its worldwide network of strategic allies and partners. The network has provided the United States an invaluable global presence, enhanced deterrence against adversaries, and...

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Assessing Egyptian Public Support for Security Crackdowns in the Sinai

By: Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute

GPO Stock # 008-000-01155-9 ISBN: 9781584876632

This monograph examines the terrorist groups in Egypt emanating from the Sinai and assesses the level of Egyptian public support for the government's security crackdown. These terrorist groups have not only targeted Egyptian security personnel...

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Code of Federal Regulations, Title 22, Foreign Relations, Pt. 1-299, Revised as of April 1, 2015

By: National Archives and Records Administration, Office of the Federal Register

GPO Stock # 869-082-00076-7 ISBN: 9780160928062

22 CFR Parts 1-299 covers the US Department of State with focus on foreign relations.  In this volume, you will find procedures, rules, processes, and regulations relating to gifts from foreign governments, security information regulations,...

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Prospects For Iran\'s New Direction

Prospects For Iran\'s New Direction

By: Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute; and Army War College

GPO Stock # 008-000-01148-6 ISBN: 9781584876694

Completed ahead of the November 2014 deadline, this paper examines some of the underlying factors that will help determine the success or failure of talks in 2015, which will be constant in dealing with Iran under President Hassan Rouhani. It...

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V.45 #1 Spring 2015; Parameters

V.45 #1 Spring 2015; Parameters


GPO Stock # 708-055-00121-9 ISBN:

Featured articles in this print issue include the following:

Special Commentary

Fighting the “Islamic State”
The Case for US Ground Forces
David E. Johnson
Our Policy Outcomes are at Stake

Price: $17.00
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