In light of the ongoing Syrian civil war, the advancement of the 'Islamic State' (IS) in both Syria and Iraq, and the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this book raises the question of whether the developments in the Levant might lead not only to regime change, but to a fundamental alteration of its entire state system.
Martin Beck is Chair of Contemporary Middle East Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. He has published extensively on Middle Eastern affairs. Dietrich Jung is Professor and Head of Department at the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark. He has published widely on wars and conflicts in the Middle East, as well as on modern Islam. Peter Seeberg is Associate Professor and Director of the DJUCO-project, an academic cooperation project in Amman, Jordan, since 2009 funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.djuco.org).