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Middle East

  • Chasing Utopiaby David Leach

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    A fascinating, non-partisan exploration of an incendiary region Say the word "Israel" today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. Yet for decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to... more...

  • Palestine Investigatedby Eldad Harouvi

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 69.99

    This book tells the story of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Palestine Police Force (PPF) in the historical context which impacted the CID's missions, methods, and composition. At first, the CID was engaged in providing technical assistance for criminal investigation. Following the PPF's poor performance in the Arab Revolt in 1929,... more...

  • Merchants of Menby Loretta Napoleoni

    Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 18.95

    A powerful and sophisticated underground business delivers thousands of refugees a day all along the Mediterranean coasts of Europe. The new breed of criminals that controls it has risen out of the political chaos of post-9/11 Western foreign policy and the fiasco of the Arab Spring. These merchants of men are intertwined with jihadist armed organizations... more...

  • Modern Snipersby Leigh Neville

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 20.99

    The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the 14 years of near-constant warfare since the dawn of the 21st century, documenting where, when and how snipers have been deployed; their rifles,... more...

  • The Commanderby Laila Parsons

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 28.99

    Revered by some as the Arab Garibaldi, maligned by others as an intriguer and opportunist, Fawzi al-Qawuqji manned the ramparts of Arab history for four decades. As a young officer in the Ottoman Army, he fought the British in the First World War, and won an Iron Cross. In the 1920s, he mastered the arts of insurgency and helped lead a massive uprising... more...

  • The Iran Warsby Jay Solomon

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 19.00

    From the  Wall Street Journal  reporter who?s been breaking news on the historic and potentially disastrous Iran nuclear deal comes a deeply reported exploration of the country?s decades-long power struggle with the United States?for readers of Steve Coll?s  Ghost Wars  and Lawrence Wright?s  The Looming Tower For more than a decade, the United... more...

  • The Terror Yearsby Lawrence Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95

    With the Pulitzer Prize?winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. Here, in ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent... more...

  • The Middle East and South Asia 2016-2017by Seth Cantey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 19.99

    This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures, and economies of the twenty-four nations and... more...

  • Foucault in Iranby Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Were the thirteen essays Michel Foucault wrote in 1978?1979 endorsing the Iranian Revolution an aberration of his earlier work or an inevitable pitfall of his stance on Enlightenment rationality, as critics have long alleged? Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi argues that the critics are wrong. He declares that Foucault recognized that Iranians were at a threshold... more...

  • British Strategy and Intelligence in the Suez Crisisby Danny Steed

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book traces the activities of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6) and the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) during the Suez Crisis, one of the most infamous episodes of British foreign policy. In doing so it identifies broader lessons not only about the events of 1956, but about the place of intelligence in strategy itself. It provides... more...