By Rosemary Hollis
This authoritative publication examines British coverage within the center East, concentrating on how Britain’s reaction to 11th of September – rather the choice to affix the united states invasion of Iraq – has affected its function and kin within the area.
- Establishes what used to be ‘new’ in regards to the New Labour method and regulations in the direction of the center East and what replaced due to 9-11 and the ‘war on terror’
- Analyses intimately how the Blair govt dealt with the Iraq main issue, invasion and fallout, together with advancements in kinfolk with Iran
- Documents Britain’s ‘niche’ function within the center East peace method.
- Argues that hands revenues, exchange and finance bind Britain to the Arab Gulf states
- Traces Britain ’s involvement in US–regional defense preparations
Chapter 1 ancient heritage: phases within the courting (pages 5–29):
Chapter 2 New Labour Worldview and the center East (pages 30–49):
Chapter three New Labour: New Policy?Making method (pages 50–69):
Chapter four Britain's function within the Peace technique: 1997–2001 (pages 70–85):
Chapter five the line to warfare in Iraq (pages 86–106):
Chapter 6 Reaping the Whirlwind: The Fallout from the Invasion of Iraq for British family members around the center East (pages 107–134):
Chapter 7 Realpolitik and the Peace technique after Sep 11 (pages 135–157):
Chapter eight nonetheless Flying the Flag: Britain and the Arab Gulf States (pages 158–178):
Chapter nine Conclusions (pages 179–184):
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Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era by Rosemary Hollis