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The Mediterranean Region. Economic Interdependence and the Future of Society


The Mediterranean region is now of increasing importance both economically and strategically. As a region it is undergoing considerable economic change on the Southern European flank and also in North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Arab states. Its strategic importance is reinforced by the pressures on NATO to strengthen its southern flank and resist Soviet naval incursion from the Black Sea bases. This book, by a group of international experts on the region, considers the broad economic and political problems facing the region from a variety of perspectives. The changing legal environment is discussed: in broad terms it looks at the new Law of the Sea as it applies to the Mediterranean, and more specifically, at the position of the Arab countries in the region. The different policies of Russia, the United States and the European Community towards the Mediterranean are analysed in separate chapters. Little has been published on the region in recent years, but this book will prove to be a significant contribution to contemporary understanding of the area.

Risultato finale del progetto di ricerca "Growing Economic Interdependence and the Future of Security in the Mediterranean" condotto dall'Istituto Affari internazionali (IAI) e finanziato dalla Fondazione Ford. Capitoli 8 e 10 pubblicati anche in The International Spectator, Vol. 17, No. 4 (October-December 1982).