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Langtext 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
Aus dem Inhalt Introduction.
Chapter 1: Historical Background: Stages in the Relationship.
Chapter 2: New Labour Worldview and the Middle East.
Chapter 3: New Labour: New Policy-Making Process.
Chapter 4: Britain's Role in the Peace Process: 1997 to 2001.
Chapter 5: The Road to War in Iraq.
Chapter 6: Reaping the Whirlwind: the Fallout from the Invasion of Iraq for British Relations across the Middle East.
Part I: Inside Iraq.
Part II: Around the Region.
Chapter 7: Realpolitik and the Peace Process after 9/11.
Chapter 8: Still Flying the Flag: Britain and the Arab Gulf States.