The New Regional Order in the Middle East

Changes and Challenges

  • Sara¬†Bazoobandi

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sara Bazoobandi, Rhiannon Alexander
    Pages 27-48
  3. Sara Bazoobandi
    Pages 69-91

About this book


This book examines some of the driving forces of change in the Middle East and aims to provide a regional outlook. The political and social events of the past years have significantly affected the regional structure across the Middle East, evident in socio-economic systems, security framework and the balance of power across the area. Each chapter focuses on one of the driving forces of change, including the Iran Nuclear Deal, the role of external powers, energy and its political and economic role in the region, the regional balance of power struggle amongst the key regional players and the socio-economic challenges across the region.

Sara Bazoobandi is Managing Director of Middle East Risk Consulting, Germany, and Non-Resident Fellow at Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, USA.


Rentierism Middle East Gulf Cooperation Council international relations oil resources energy energy dependence China

Editors and affiliations

  • Sara¬†Bazoobandi
    • 1
  1. 1.Middle East Risk ConsultingHamburgGermany

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