A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS

From egypt to yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top as old divides reemerge and deepen. Writing with bold literary ambition, the distinguished New York Times correspondent Robert F.

Their bravery and idealism stirred observers around the world and led militant jihadis to worry that they had been superseded by a new and peaceful uprising. Five years later, the utopian aspirations of 2011 have darkened. Worth introduces a riveting cast of characters. A new york times notable book of 2016 one of the best nonfiction books of 2016, a wave of revolution spread through the middle east as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, Publishers Weekly One of the Best Books of 2016, Mother JonesFinalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Current InterestSilver Medal Winner of the 2017 Arthur Ross Book AwardIn 2011, NPRWinner of the 2017 Lionel Gelber PrizeOne of 20 Notable Reads from 2016, corruption, and economic decay.

Egypt has become a more repressive police state than ever before; Libya, Syria, and Yemen endure civil war; and the extremists of ISIS have spread chaos and carnage across the region and beyond it. Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today, A Rage for Order captures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord.

We meet a libyan rebel who must decide whether to kill the torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; two young Syrian women whose close friendship devolves into enmity as their sects go to war; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy.

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The Middle East

All country chapters now address domestic and regional conflict more explicitly, and all tables, figures, boxes, and maps have been fully updated with the most recent data and information. In clear prose, lust and her outstanding contributors explain the many complex changes taking place across the region.

In the fourteenth edition of the middle East, balanced, Ellen Lust brings important new coverage to this comprehensive, and superbly researched text. Cq Pr. New to this edition is a country profile chapter on Sudan by Fareed Hassan.

Understanding the Contemporary Middle East

Maps, photographs, and details of basic political data enhance the text, widely acknowledged as the best available introduction to the region. The fourth edition of understanding the contemporary Middle East has been fully revised and updated throughout to reflect the still-unfolding impact of the Arab Spring, the changing international environment, the impasse in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and much more.

Lynne Rienner Firm. The book also includes an entirely new chapter on the role of women in the Middle East. Cq Pr.

India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking

. Giridharadas's narrative gusto makes the familiar fresh. The wall street journalanand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. Through their stories, and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself.

. You, you're going this way?"Giridharadas was returning to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all trying to go that way, " pointing to the rear. But he was more interested in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams.

In india calling, he brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of his émigré family history and his childhood memories of India. Lynne Rienner Firm. Cq Pr. A smart, evocative and sharply observed memoir. He introduces us to entrepreneurs, and religious seekers, most of all, but, industrialists, radicals, to Indian families.


No god but God Updated Edition: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

Lynne Rienner Firm. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. A fascinating, accessible introduction to islam from the #1 new york times bestselling author of zealot and host of BelieverFINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity.

Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam.

. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith. Praise for no god but God   “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined. Random House Trade.

The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East

What happened?the new Arab Wars is a profound illumination of the causes of this nightmare. It details the costs of the poor choices made by regional actors, delivers a scathing analysis of Western misreadings of the conflict, and condemns international interference that has stoked the violence. Amidst the chaos, a virulently militant group declared an Islamic State, seizing vast territories and inspiring terrorism across the globe.

Egypt's epochal transition to democracy ended in a violent military coup. Informed by commentators and analysts from the Arab world, Marc Lynch's narrative of a vital region's collapse is both wildly dramatic and likely to prove definitive. Less than twenty-four months after the hope-filled Arab uprising, the popular movement had morphed into a dystopia of resurgent dictators, failed states, and civil wars.

. Yemen and libya collapsed into civil war, while Bahrain erupted in smothering sectarian repression. Lynne Rienner Firm. Syria proved the greatest victim of all, ripped apart by internationally fueled insurgencies and an externally supported, bloody-minded regime. Most important, he shows that the region's upheavals have only just begun—and that the hopes of Arab regimes and Western policy makers to retreat to old habits of authoritarian stability are doomed to fail.

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Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World

Griffin. Random House Trade. Shortlisted for the 2017 lionel gelber prizein islamic exceptionalism, brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, in fact, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East.

We don't have to like it, as a religion and as an idea, but we have to understand it―because Islam, will continue to be a force that shapes not just the region, but the West as well in the decades to come. Cq Pr. Hamid argues for a new understanding of how islam and Islamism shape politics by examining different models of reckoning with the problem of religion and state, including the terrifying―and alarmingly successful―example of ISIS.

Divides among citizens aren't just about power but are products of fundamental disagreements over the very nature and purpose of the modern nation state―and the vexing problem of religion’s role in public life. With unprecedented access to Islamist activists and leaders across the region, Hamid offers a panoramic and ambitious interpretation of the region's descent into violence.

Islamic exceptionalism is a vital contribution to our understanding of Islam's past and present, and its outsized role in modern politics. Lynne Rienner Firm.

The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

In addition, the inclusion of six new contributors brings fresh perspectives, ensuring that The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa remains an essential guide to the region's political landscape. Chapters are augmented by a country map, a box providing key facts, and an annotated bibliography summarizing the major literature.

Cq Pr. Westview Press. Random House Trade. The eighth edition provides vital new considerations of the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the ongoing sectarian violence and rise of ISIS, and the growth of social forces like youth movements and women's rights groups. With recent upheavals in the middle east and north africa, the eighth edition of The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa has been thoroughly revised to provide a necessary, comprehensive and current examination of the domestic politics and foreign policies of this crucial region.

Griffin. A newly expanded introduction provides students with a comparative and thematic overview of the region, from its political regimes and electoral institutions to its economic and social concerns. Lynne Rienner Firm. Each chapter, uses a common framework to explore the historical background, political structure and dynamics, written by an invited specialist, social and political environment, and foreign policy of a country.


Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power

It describes how the bin laden raid worsened the dysfunctional relationship with Pakistan, and how Obama's early idealism about fighting a "war of necessity" in Afghanistan quickly turned to fatigue, frustration, and now withdrawal. This astonishingly revealing insider's account of the Obama administration's foreign policy process is a triumph.

Foreign affairs president Obama's administration came to office with the world on fire. Broadway Books. As the world seeks to understand how obama will cope with nationalistic leaders in beijing, a North Korea bent on developing a nuclear weapon that can reach American shores, and an Arab world where promising revolutions turned to chaos, Confront and Conceal—with an updated epilogue for this paperback edition—provides an unflinching account of these complex years of presidential struggle, in which America's ability to exert control grows ever more elusive.

Confront and conceal is the story of how, in his first term, including our most sophisticated—and still unacknowledged—arsenal of cyberweapons, Obama secretly used the most innovative weapons and tools of American power, aimed at Iran's nuclear program. Washington and the world were rocked by confront and conceal, which goes deep into the Situation Room as Obama questions whether this new weapon can slow Iran and avoid a war—or whether it will create blowback, as the Iranians and others retaliate with cyberattacks on the United States.

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Contemporary Politics in the Middle East

The fourth edition of this dynamic and popular text provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary politics in the Middle East. Griffin. Random House Trade. Westview Press. Major political issues affecting the Middle East are then explored in full. Fully revised and updated throughout, data, plus a wide range of vibrant case studies, it features a new chapter on the Arab Spring and its aftermath, questions for class discussion and suggestions for further reading.

Purposefully employing a clear thematic structure, the book begins by introducing key concepts and contentious debates before outlining the impact of colonialism, and the rise and relevance of Arab nationalism in the region. Cq Pr. Broadway Books. These include political economy, the regional democracy deficit, conflict, political Islam, gender, and ethnicity and minorities.

The book also examines the role of key foreign actors, such as the USA, Russia and the EU, and concludes with an in-depth analysis of the Arab uprisings and their impact in an era of uncertainty. Lynne Rienner Firm.

The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics

These essays not only advance the study of political science in the Middle East but also integrate the subject seamlessly into the wider political science literature. Columbia University Press. Why did tunisian protests following the self-immolation of mohammed bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire arab world? who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve? Why did some leaders fall in the face of popular mobilization while others found ways to survive? And what have been the lasting results of the contentious politics of 2011 and 2012? The Arab uprisings pose stark challenges to the political science of the Middle East, the relative weakness of civil society, which for decades had focused upon the resilience of entrenched authoritarianism, and what seemed to be the largely contained diffusion of new norms and ideas through new information technologies.

Westview Press. Random House Trade. Griffin. In this volume, leading scholars in the field take a sharp look at the causes, dynamics, and effects of the Arab uprisings. Lynne Rienner Firm. Compiled by one of the foremost experts on middle east politics and society, The Arab Uprisings Explained offers a fresh rethinking of established theories and presents a new framework through which scholars and general readers can better grasp the fast-developing events remaking the region.

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