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OZKAN, Mehmet. The Middle East in Global Politics: A Systemic Approach. Estud. polit., Medellín [online]. 2011, n.38, pp. 99-120. ISSN 0121-5167.
The Middle East has always been center of attention for its problems and economic importance to the world. The Middle East is the source of a considerable amount of the worlds oil and gas and is the place where it can be most cheaply obtained. This article takes a systemic approach to understand the Middle East and locate it within the global politics. In the Middle East there are various institutions that connect the region to the world. These institutions have a certain degree of influence in shaping regional politics. This institutional structure is important in locating the Middle East in global politics because each of them has different agenda, inclination and priories. Understanding the diversity of regional organizations will also show that the Middle East is not a single unity, rather it has various power centers.
Palavras-chave : Middle East; Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC); Arab League; Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); D-8; Regional Order; Oil.