Category Archives: Middle East

And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

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By Richard Engel


“Gripping astute, fast moving overview...[Engel] offers us sharp, unnerving snapshots.” —Michiko Kakutani, The ny Times

Based on twenty years of reporting, NBC’s leader international correspondent’s riveting tale of the center East revolutions, the Arab Spring, conflict, and terrorism noticeable up-close—sometimes dangerously so.

When he was once simply twenty-three, a contemporary graduate of Stanford college, Richard Engel trigger to Cairo with $2,000 and desires of being a reporter. presently thereafter he was once operating freelance for Arab information assets and acquired a decision busload of Italian travelers have been massacred at a Cairo museum. this is often his first view of the carnage those years could pile on. Over 20 years Engel has been less than fireplace, blown out of lodge beds, taken hostage. He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned, suggested from Jerusalem, been throughout the Lebanese conflict, coated the entire taking pictures fit in Iraq, interviewed Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, said from Syria as Al-Qaeda stepped in, was once abducted within the Syrian crosscurrents of combating. He is going into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS. within the page-turning And Then All Hell Broke Loose, he stocks his event tale.

Engel takes probabilities, notwithstanding now not reckless ones, retains a degree head and a feeling of humor, in addition to a snatch of historical past within the making. Reporting as NBC’s Chief-Foreign Correspondent, he unearths his extraordinary entry to the most important figures, the gritty infantrymen, and the helpless sufferers within the center East in this watershed time. we will be able to event the unforgettable agony and depression of the neighborhood populations. Engel’s bright description is intimate and private. Importantly, it's a succinct and authoritative account of the ever-changing currents in that risky land.

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The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East

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By Neil MacFarquhar

On the grounds that his boyhood in Qadhafi’s Libya, Neil MacFarquhar has constructed a counterintuitive experience that the center East, regardless of all of the bloodshed in its fresh heritage, is a spot of heat, humanity, and beneficiant eccentricity.
In this e-book, he introduces a cross-section of unsung, dynamic women and men pioneering political and social swap. there's the Kuwaiti intercourse therapist in a leather-based go well with with matching purple scarf, and the Syrian engineer advocating a much less political interpretation of the Koran. MacFarquhar interacts with Arabs and Iranians of their on a daily basis lives, faraway from the violence we see consistently, but wrestling with the region’s destiny. those are those who become aware of their zone is out of step with the area and are decided to take care of it—on their very own phrases.

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The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars [5 volumes]: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts

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This in-depth learn of U.S. involvement within the sleek center East conscientiously weighs the interaction of family, cultural, spiritual, diplomatic, foreign, and army occasions in a single of the world's so much bothered regions.

• hundreds of thousands of alphabetically geared up entries on wars, political occasions, non secular and cultural concerns, and diplomatic tasks, in addition to in-depth essays on heritage fabric, quarter and neighborhood analyses, and biographical entries

• An advent by means of common Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret), former commander in leader of U.S. vital Command

• A chronologically prepared ultimate quantity constituted of basic and modern files with person introductions

• a close chronology of events

• Cross-references and books for extra examining appended to every entry

• A bibliography of over 450 books which are the most recent within the field

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Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East

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By Jonathan Cook

Journalist Jonathan prepare dinner explores Israel’s key function in persuading the Bush management to invade Iraq, as a part of a plan to remake the center East, and their joint decision to isolate Iran and stop it from buying nuclear guns that may rival Israel’s own.
This concise and obviously argued publication makes the case that Israel's wish to be the only real local strength within the center East well chimed with Bush’s pursuits within the “war on terror”.
Examining a bunch of similar concerns, from the ethnic detoxification of Palestinians to the function of huge Oil and the demonisation of the Arab global, cook dinner argues that the present chaos within the heart East is the target of the Bush management – a coverage that's both important to Israel.

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Bahrain's Uprising

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By Ala'a Shehabi, Marc Owen Jones

While the revolutions referred to as the Arab Spring came about throughout many countries, awareness has been disproportionately involved in the North African nations—Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia—while the quieter revolution in Bahrain has been principally ignored. Bahrain’s Uprising rights that inaccurate, bringing jointly a roster of an expert contributors—all of whom reside or have lived in Bahrain—to display the social and political historical past to the revolution and its ongoing aftermath.

portray an image of a kingdom outlined by way of oil wealth and deep inequality, Bahrain Uprising offers a voice for the normal citizen, telling the tale of the rebellion and taking readers into the dynamic tradition of highway protests that proceed to place strain at the slowly altering monarchy. Bahrain Uprising will be a useful contribution to our figuring out not only of Bahrain, yet of the Arab Spring and grass-roots democratic activities in general.

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The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel

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For greater than 60 years, thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli electorate in the borders of the kingdom shaped on the finish of the 1948 clash. Occupying a precarious heart flooring among the Jewish electorate of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West financial institution and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have built a very complicated dating with the land they name domestic; in spite of the fact that, within the innumerable discussions of the Israel-Palestine challenge, their reviews are frequently missed and forgotten.

In this booklet, historian Ilan Pappé examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared lower than Jewish rule and what their lives let us know approximately either Israel's perspective towards minorities and Palestinians' attitudes towards the Jewish country. Drawing upon major archival and interview fabric, Pappé analyzes the Israeli state's coverage in the direction of its Palestinian electorate, discovering discrimination in issues of housing, schooling, and civil rights. conscientiously researched but hugely readable, The Forgotten Palestinians brings a brand new and much-needed point of view to the Israel-Palestine debate.

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Israel at War

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Is the main issue within the heart East hurtling towards the purpose of no return?

  • Israel’s leading minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, tells the U.N. that Iran may have nukes by way of spring.
  • Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has known as for the tip of the U.S. and Israel.
  • Chaos is erupting through the region.
  • Rumors abound of an forthcoming Israeli first strike opposed to Iran’s nuclear program.

Is battle imminent?

New York Times best-selling writer Joel C. Rosenberg appears on the occasions constructing within the heart East and asks the cruel questions: may perhaps Israel release a preemptive strike at any second? How may an Israel-Iran conflict set the center East on fireplace? What may still we be looking ahead to? Israel at War may help what's occurring at once backstage during this risky region—and how this high-stakes showdown may well impact the way forward for the center East and the area.

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The Pashtun Question: The Unresolved Key to the Future of Pakistan and Afghanistan

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By Abubakar Siddique

So much modern journalistic and scholarly debts of the instability gripping Afghanistan and Pakistan have argued that violent Islamic extremism, together with help for the Taliban and similar teams, is both rooted in Pashtun background and tradition, or reveals prepared hosts between their groups on each side of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Abubakar Siddique units out to illustrate that the failure, or maybe unwillingness, of either Afghanistan and Pakistan to take in the Pashtuns into their kingdom constructions and to include them into the industrial and political textile is vital to those dynamics, and a serious failure of country- and state-building in either states.

In his ebook he argues that non secular extremism is the made of those severe disasters and that accountability for the placement lies to some extent with the elites of either international locations. in part an eye-witness account and partially meticulously researched scholarship, The Pashtun query describes a humans whose future will form the way forward for Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It

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"A visceral account of the struggle . . . sincere, agenda-free, and chilling." -New York instances publication Review

The Iraq conflict formally started on March 20, 2003, and because then a couple of million younger american citizens have turned around during the country's insurgent-infested sizzling spots. yet even if tales of dramatic ambushes and assaults dominate front pages of newspapers, so much people don't really understand what the battle is like for the americans who struggle it.

What used to be requested of Us is helping us bridge that hole. The in-depth and extremely probing interviews this ebook brings jointly rfile the warriors' studies and darkest secrets and techniques, supplying a mess of real, unfiltered voices - from time to time uncooked and emotional, at different instances eloquent and lyrical. those voices stroll us during the conflict, from the profitable push to Baghdad, throughout the inaccurate "Mission entire" second, and into the damaging, murky present.

"Monumental. . . . Amid the glut of coverage debates, and amid the flurry of stories studies that upload names on a daily basis to the lists of the lifeless, Trish wooden has produced what's might be, thus far, the one textual content approximately Iraq that matter."- San Francisco Chronicle

"An illuminating glimpse of yank opponents' studies in Iraq. . . . There are moments of wierd good looks within the squaddies' recollections." -Chicago Tribune

"Stunning . . . chillingly eloquent. . . . strong and unflinchingly sincere, Wood's publication merits to be a bestseller." -People

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Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising

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By Jonathan Littell, Charlotte Mandell

A blistering firsthand account of the clash in Homs via the the world over acclaimed writer of The Kindly Ones

“We struggle for our faith, for our girls, for our land, and finally to save lots of our pores and skin. As for them, they’re basically struggling with to avoid wasting their skin.”

In 2012, Jonathan Littell traveled to the guts of the Syrian rebellion, smuggled in through the loose Syrian military to the old urban of Homs. for 3 weeks, he watched as neighborhoods have been bombed and blameless civilians murdered. His notes on what he observed at the flooring converse without delay of horrors that proceed at the present time within the ongoing civil war.

Amid the chaos, Littell bears witness to the lives and the hopes of freedom warring parties, of households stuck in the clash, in addition to of the medical professionals who try to store either innocents and fighters who come lower than hearth. As govt forces encircle the town, Littell charts the 1st stirrings of the fundamentalist move that might quickly hijack the revolution.

Littell’s notebooks have been initially the uncooked fabric for the articles he wrote upon his go back for the French day-by-day Le Monde. released approximately instantly later on in France, Syrian Notebooks has come to shape an incomparable close-up account of a warfare that also grips the center East—a vintage of struggle reportage.

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