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Published: 01 September 2017

224 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190697617

Bookseller Code (01)

Guardians of the Arab State

When Militaries Intervene in Politics, from Iraq to Mauritania

Florence Gaub

  • A history of the influence of the armed forces in the Arab world in shaping the region's political landscape over the last three decades
  • Explains how and why military organizations become involved in politics across the Middle East and North Africa
  • Using numerous case studies from Mauritania to Iraq the book finds that there are four factors common to all Arab countries who have experience coups in the last century