The New Arab Cold War: rediscovering the Arab dimension of Middle East regional politics

@article{Valbjrn2011TheNA,
  title={The New Arab Cold War: rediscovering the Arab dimension of Middle East regional politics},
  author={Morten Valbj{\o}rn and Andrew Bank},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={3 - 24}
}
Abstract This article provides a conceptual lens for and a thick interpretation of the emergent regional constellation in the Middle East in the first decade of the 21st century. It starts out by challenging two prevalent claims about regional politics in the context of the 2006 Lebanon and 2008–09 Gaza Wars: Firstly, that regional politics is marked by a fundamental break from the ‘old Middle East’ and secondly, that it has become ‘post-Arab’ in the sense that Arab politics has ceased being… 
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