Introduction: Eight Myths of Conflict and Development in the Middle East

Jan Selby, Mariz Tadros
Volume 47 Issue 3
Published: 26 May 2016
Abstract: In this introductory article we identify eight myths of conflict and development related to the Middle East region. Some of these myths, which cut across academia, foreign policy and development interventions, are specific to the Middle East; others are ‘global’ myths that regional developments contradict. We do not claim to be the first to identify all these myths; many of our arguments are indebted to a long history of critical scholarship. The articles in this IDS Bulletin all speak to the disconnects, disjunctures and misconceptions highlighted here.


From Issue: Vol 47, No 3 (2016) | Ruptures and Ripple Effects in the Middle East and Beyond