The Middle East Challenge, 1980-1985

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Thomas Naff
Southern Illinois University Press, 1981 - Political Science - 179 pages

Hermann F. Eilts, former Ambassador to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, takes a broad look ahead: “The Middle East in 1985—Through a Murky Crystal.” Eric Rouleau, Le Monde, discusses “Prospects for Instability and New Leadership.” Michael Sterner, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, counters with “Prospects for Stability and New Leader­ship.” William B. Quandt, Brookings Institu­tion, examines “American Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” while Stephen S. Ros­enfield, Washington Post, offers “An Alter­native View of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.” William G. Hyland, Center for Strategic In­ternational Studies, discusses “The Soviet Union and the Middle East”; his view is modified by Robert Legvold, Council on Foreign Relations, in “The Soviet Union and the Middle East: Another View.”

Lawrence R. Klein, Professor of Econom­ics, University of Pennsylvania, explores “Oil Prices and the World Economy” and is an­swered by John H. Lichtblau, Executive Di­rector, Petroleum Industry Research Foun­dation, Inc., “OPEC’s Pricing Policy and Its Limits.” George T. Abed, International Mon­etary Fund, scrutinizes “Development Pros­pects in Arab Nations,” while Odeh F. Abur­dene, First National Bank, Chicago, cites “The Hard Realities of Arab Development.”

“International Migration, Manpower, and Economic Growth in the Arab Region” is the topic of three from the World Bank: J. S. Birks, C. A. Sinclair, and J. A. Socknat. Charles B. Keely, Population Council, dis­cusses “Policy Dilemmas for International Migration in the Middle East.” John V. James, Chairman, Dressler Industries, discusses “Rebuilding America’s Productive Capac­ity.” Raymond Garcia, President, GRC Client Services, considers the “Outlook for Con­gressional Action Affecting Middle East Eco­nomics.” James Noyes, Hoover Institution, concludes with “Military Factors Determin­ing Middle East Security in the Eighties.”

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Contents

Prospects for Instability and New Leadership
21
Prospects for Stability and New Leadership
35
An Alternative View of the ArabIsraeli Conflict
47
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Thomas Naff is Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

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