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Middle Eastern Military Studies

Series Editor: Barry Rubin

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  1. Israel and Hizbollah

    An Asymmetric Conflict in Historical and Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Clive Jones, Sergio Catignani

    Series: Middle Eastern Military Studies

    This book examines the local and international dynamics and strategies that have come to define the often violent relationship between Israel and Lebanon. Since the end of the Cold War, academic debate over the nature of war in the contemporary world has focused upon the asymmetric nature of...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Palestinian Military

    Between Militias and Armies

    By Hillel Frisch

    Series: Middle Eastern Military Studies

    This book analyzes Palestinian attempts to create an organized military force from the period of the Mandate up to the present day. Beginning with a comparative overview of the relationship between insurgent movements and the quest to build up a standard military, the book looks, first, at how the...

    Published September 30th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Conflict and Insurgency in the Contemporary Middle East

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    Series: Middle Eastern Military Studies

    Political violence and instability in the Middle East is arguably the world's most important political issue. The region is certainly the globe's leading area for turmoil, war, and violence; and its conflicts have continuously involved Western countries both directly and indirectly. This book...

    Published February 28th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Israeli Counter-Insurgency and the Intifadas

    Dilemmas of a Conventional Army

    By Sergio Catignani

    Series: Middle Eastern Military Studies

    This volume analyzes the conduct of the Israel Defence Forces’ (IDF) counter-insurgency operations during the two major Palestinian uprisings (1987-1993 and 2000-2005) in the Territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It employs primary and secondary resources to produce a comprehensive analysis...

    Published November 27th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Israel and its Army

    From Cohesion to Confusion

    By Stuart A. Cohen

    Series: Middle Eastern Military Studies

    The Israel Defense Force (IDF) plays a key role in Israeli society, and has traditionally been perceived not only as the guardian of national survival, but also as a 'people's army' responsible for the custody of national values. This volume analyses the circumstances currently undermining these...

    Published November 20th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Israel's Wars of Attrition

    Attrition Challenges to Democratic States

    By Avi Kober

    Series: Middle Eastern Military Studies

    This book analyzes the way Israel has coped with nine wars of attrition from the 1950s to the recent Second Lebanon War (2006), questioning the belief that Western democracy cannot sustain prolonged wars of attrition. Challenging Israel with attrition has been compatible with the 'Arab way of war',...

    Published August 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  7. The Israeli Military and the Origins of the 1967 War

    Government, Armed Forces and Defence Policy 1963–67

    By Ami Gluska

    Series: Middle Eastern Military Studies

    This new book looks at the relationship between the Israeli armed forces, the government, and the origins of the 1967 War. Ami Gluska discusses the effect of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Israel’s defense policy between 1963-1967 against the backdrop of the developments in the...

    Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Iraq's Armed Forces

    An Analytical History

    By Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Sammy Salama

    Series: Middle Eastern Military Studies

    This book provides the first comprehensive study of the evolution of the Iraqi military from the British mandate era to post-Baathist Iraq. Ethnic and sectarian turmoil is endemic to Iraq, and its armed forces have been intertwined with its political affairs since their creation. This study...

    Published April 3rd 2008 by Routledge

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