Abed and Hamid R. The authors would like to thank Susan Creane for her comments and suggestions, other colleagues in the Middle Eastern Department of the IMF for valuable comments on earlier drafts, Heather Huckstep for administrative support, and Brett Rayner for research assistance.
Mahan realized not only the strategic importance of the region, but also of its center, the Persian Gulf. The Middle East, if I may adopt a term which I have not seen, will some day need its Maltaas well as its Gibraltar ; it does not follow that either will be in the Persian Gulf.
Naval force has the quality of mobility which carries with it the privilege of temporary absences; but it needs to find on every scene of operation established bases of refit, of supply, and in case of disaster, of security.
The British Navy should have the facility to concentrate in force if occasion arise, about AdenIndia, and the Persian Gulf.
During this series, Sir Ignatius expanded the definition of Middle East to include "those regions of Asia which extend to the borders of India or command the approaches to India.
In contrast, "Far East" referred to the countries of East Asia e. ChinaJapanKoreaetc.
With the disappearance of the Ottoman Empire in"Near East" largely fell out of common use in English, while "Middle East" came to be applied to the re-emerging countries of the Islamic world.
However, the usage "Near East" was retained by a variety of academic disciplines, including archaeology and ancient historywhere it describes an area identical to the term Middle East, which is not used by these disciplines see Ancient Near East. The first official use of the term "Middle East" by the United States government was in the Eisenhower Doctrinewhich pertained to the Suez Crisis.
Use Middle East unless Near East is used by a source in a story.
Mideast is also acceptable, but Middle East is preferred. The designation, Mashriqalso from the Arabic root for East, also denotes a variously defined region around the Levantthe eastern part of the Arabic-speaking world as opposed to the Maghrebthe western part.
Territories and regions For a more comprehensive list, see List of Middle Eastern countries by population. In modern-day-country terms they are these:With this major revision of his classic The Middle East and the West (), a leading Middle East historian of our time offers a definitive and now more-timely-than-ever history of Western-Middle Eastern relations from the late seventeenth century to the present day.
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