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Greater Middle East

  Traditional definition of the Middle East
  G8 definition of the Middle East
  Areas sometimes associated with the Middle East (socio-political connections)

The Greater Middle East is a second Bush administration in the first decade of the 21st century,[1] to denote various countries, pertaining to the Muslim world, specifically Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan.[2] Various Central Asian countries are sometimes also included. Some speakers may use the term to denote areas with significant Muslim majorities, but this usage is not universal.[3] The Greater Middle East is sometimes referred to as "The New Middle East",[4] or "The Great Middle East Project".[5][6]

This expanded term was introduced in the U.S. administration's preparatory work for the G8 summit of 2004[7] as part of a proposal for sweeping change in the way the West deals with the Middle East.

Former [9]

Countries and territories of the Middle East according to the G8

Countries sometimes associated with the Greater Middle East

See also


  1. ^ Haeri, Safa (2004-03-03). "Concocting a 'Greater Middle East' brew".  
  2. ^ Ottaway, Marina & Carothers, Thomas (2004-03-29), The Greater Middle East Initiative: Off to a False Start, Policy Brief, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 29, Pages 1-7
  3. ^ Dimitri Kitsikis, «Les frontières de sang - Géopolitique d'un Proche-Orient à venir»,Diplomatie, no.24, janvier-février 2007
  4. ^ Nazemroaya, Mahdi Darius (2006-11-18). """Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a "New Middle East. Global Research. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  5. ^ “Great Middle East Project” Conference by Prof. Dr. Mahir Kaynak and Ast.Prof. Dr. Emin Gürses in SAU
  6. ^ Turkish Emek Political Parties
  7. ^ Perthes, V., 2004, America's "Greater Middle East" and Europe: Key Issues for Dialogue, Middle East Policy, Volume XI, No.3, Pages 85-97.
  8. ^ Zbigniew Brzezinski, "The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geo-strategic Imperatives" Cited in (Nazemroaya, 2006).
  9. ^ Map of Middle East

External links

  • Achcar, Gilbert (2004-04-04) Greater Middle East: The US plan, Le Monde Diplomatique
  • Greater Middle East Partnership
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