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Middle East

  • A Rage for Orderby Robert F. Worth

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.81

    In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Their bravery and idealism stirred observers around the world and led militant jihadists to worry that they had been superseded... more...

  • The Punishment Of Virtueby Sarah Chayes

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 13.32

    What happens when the War on Terror media circus packs up and leaves town? Sarah Chayes has spent the past six years in Afghanistan in order to find out. She gains access to tribal leaders, cunning warlords, jihadist insurgents and opium traders - all contending for power in this uniquely strategic place at a pivotal moment in its history. more...

  • Partners of the Empireby Ali Yaycioglu

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Partners of Empire offers a radical rethinking of the Ottoman Empire in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Over this unstable period, the Ottoman Empire faced political crises, institutional shakeups, and popular insurrections. It responded through various reform options and settlements. New institutional configurations emerged; constitutional... more...

  • Congress and the Shaping of the Middle Eastby Kirk Beattie

    Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    How does one explain US Middle East policy? When Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer wrote their bestselling book  The Israel Lobby , they attributed our pro-Israel policy to the power of the lobby itself. Others have criticized this approach as overly simplistic. Longtime Middle East watcher Professor Kirk Beattie provides a profound assessment of Congress?s... more...

  • Arabia Incognitaby Sheila Carapico; MERIP

    Just World Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    Yemen is an intriguing, strategically located country that is the perennial "poor relation" of the wealthy oil monarchies of the Arabian Peninsula and has been plagued by deadly conflict since early 2015. In 2011, it saw a broad eruption of the mass protests associated with the "Arab Spring". But four years later, that popular movement was largely... more...

  • Pumpkinflowersby Matti Friedman

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 14.57

    It was just one remote hilltop in an unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt today, foreshadowing the chaos of 21st-century conflicts in the Middle East. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; ?flowers? was the military code word for casualties. Part memoir, part reportage and part haunting elegy for... more...

  • Us versus Themby Douglas Little

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    In this important new book, Douglas Little explores the political and cultural turmoil that led U.S. policy makers to shift their attention from containing the "Red Threat" of international communism to combating the "Green Threat" of radical Islam after 1989. Little analyzes America's confrontation with Islamic extremism through the traditional ideological... more...

  • Apache Over Libyaby Will Laidlaw

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    In May 2011 after a Mediterranean exercise to prove the Apache’s ability to work ship-borne, HMS Ocean and her embarked Apache attack helicopters from 656 Squadron, Army Air Corps were about to head home. But the civil war in Libya and the NATO air campaign intervened. A few days later the Author and his fellow Apache pilots and crewmen were... more...

  • What the British Didby Peter Mangold

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 40.00

    Britain has been engaged in the Middle East for over two centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars it expelled the French from Egypt. During World War I it helped to dismantle the Ottoman empire. During World War II, it defeated the Italians and Germans. In the post-war years, it attempted to reassert its domination of the Middle East but with little... more...

  • Hunting the Nazareneby John Koerner

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    A groundbreaking new analysis of the Gospel of John provides evidence that Jesus Christ rose from the dead a second time. more...