The end of the Cold War and the creation of the European Union have had profound effects on the Europe's relationship with the Middle East. This study explores Europe's relationship with the region, from its colonial legacies to an uncertain economic future in the region. Bringing together some of the leading commentators on the two regions, the papers explore many of the key issues which have informed Europe's relationship with the Middle East. Coverage includes: * the Cold War and after * the profound influence of the US * the rise of political Islam * case studies including Europe and the Iranian revolution, France's experiences in Algeria, and Turkey's position between the two regions. The study finds that although Europe is still severely limited in influencing security, it has been increasingly influential throughout the region through its economic strategies. These strategies have in turn promoted stability in the form of free trade zones, ensuring vital economic development between the Middle East and Europe. European - Middle East Relations: The Power Deficit: Introduction, B.A.
Roberson, Torn Between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Europe and the Middle East in the Post-Cold War Era, Ghassa