Regional Powers in the Middle East

New Constellations after the Arab Revolts

  • Editors
  • Henner Fürtig

Part of the The Modern Muslim World book series (MMUS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Concept of Regional Power as Applied to the Middle East

  3. Iran and Its “Revolutionary Mission”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
  4. Egypt: Past and Future Glory?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
  5. Turkey and the Ottoman Past

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Meliha Benli Altunışık
      Pages 123-142
  6. Israel—Hidden Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
  7. Saudi Arabia—More than Petrodollars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-232

About this book


With theoretically-rich contributions from an international group of political scientists, historians, and economists, this volume addresses the puzzle of why the Middle East has produced no single dominant and acknowledged regional power, despite contenders such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, and Turkey. Rich, theoretically-engaged case study chapters address a gap in the vibrant international academic discussion on the role of (new) regional powers in global politics. Fürtig offers powerful insights into both the unique nature of the Middle East region, with its dispersed power structures and competing centers, and probable new power constellations.


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