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  • I is for Infidelby Kathy Gannon

    PublicAffairs 2006; US$ 20.00

    In early 1986 Kathy Gannon sold pretty much everything she owned (which wasn't much) to pursue her dream of becoming a foreign correspondent. She had the world to choose from: she chose Afghanistan. She went to witness the final humiliation of a superpower in terminal decline as the Soviet Union was defeated by the mujahedeen. What she didn't know... more...

  • Games without Rulesby Tamim Ansary

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 24.00

    Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real; but it sits atop an older struggle, between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan: a tribal universe of village republics... more...

  • The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-67by Joseph Heller

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 115.00

    This book presents a comprehensive history of the modern Middle East and Arab-Israeli conflict through the Cold War, focusing on relations between the region and the two superpowers. more...

  • A Taste for Homeby Toufoul Abou-Hodeib

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    Making Home places the middle-class home of late Ottoman Beirut at the intersection of global transformations in urbanity, taste, consumption, and intellectual trends. more...

  • The Ottoman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Mehrdad Kia

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 198.00

    Arranged in topical sections, this two-volume encyclopedia will help students and general readers alike delve into the fascinating story of an empire that continues to influence the world despite having been dissolved almost 100 years ago. Detailed entries describe the people, careers, and major events that played a central role in the history of... more...

  • Brothers Apartby Maha Nassar

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 25.95

    When the state of Israel was established in 1948, not all Palestinians became refugees: some stayed behind and were soon granted citizenship. Those who remained, however, were relegated to second-class status in this new country, controlled by a military regime that restricted their movement and political expression. For two decades, Palestinian citizens... more...

  • Revolution without Revolutionariesby Asef Bayat

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    The revolutionary wave that swept the Middle East in 2011 was marked by spectacular mobilization, spreading within and between countries with extraordinary speed. Several years on, however, it has caused limited shifts in structures of power, leaving much of the old political and social order intact. In this book, noted author Asef Bayat—whose Life... more...

  • Impossible Exodusby Orit Bashkin

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Between 1949 and 1951, 123,000 Iraqi Jews immigrated to the newly established Israeli state. Lacking the resources to absorb them all, the Israeli government resettled them in maabarot , or transit camps, relegating them to poverty. In the tents and shacks of the camps, their living conditions were squalid and unsanitary. Basic necessities like water... more...

  • Israeli Secret Servicesby Frank Clements

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The Israeli Institute for Intelligence and Special Services, the Mossad, is pobably the best known of the world's intelligence services, one of the most sespected and, certainly, one of the most intriguing. However, despite its fame, the available literature, other than Hebrew, is limited and scattered amongst a variety of subject areas because the... more...

  • Nothing Abidesby Daniel Pipes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Daniel Pipes has collected some of his sharpest and most prescient writings from the quarter century 1989?2014. In them, he addresses a range of current topics, from the origins of the civil war in Syria to denying the Islamic factor in terrorism, to the way to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. Pipes pursues two themes in particular: the internal... more...