Out Of The Middle East

Author: Kamal Shair
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845112714
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Out Of The Middle East from the Author: Kamal Shair. Kamal Shair's book is a classic rags to riches story: the village boy, who with determination and education, achieves business success, wealth, more wealth, and then influence and power. What makes it unusual is that it emanates from the Arab world. Rarely among Arabs have individuals from thoroughly modest backgrounds, with no access to links, networks or connections become truly global commercial players. Shair was a small-town boy in what was then Transjordan who dragged himself through school (his mother was illiterate), moved to college in Beirut, then sailed off to America (Michigan and Yale) and returned to the Middle East to create a multinational corporate empire engaged in trade, construction and manufacturing. He did not follow the usual pattern of patronage and favours, but rather applied a fresh kind of ethic in an environment with an loosely-structured business ethic. In the process he lived through and witnessed at first hand and at close quarters some of the most dramatic events of the modern Arab world. This is quite an extraordinary tale and a very original prism through which to look at the turbulent post-World War II history of the Middle East. At the same time we see the growth, despite all the odds, of one of the world’s great engineering and business enterprises in a narrative of epic and inspirational proportions.

Ways Out Of War

Author: M. Fixdal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137030542
Size: 17.70 MB
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Ways Out Of War from the Author: M. Fixdal. An exploration of the individual work of ten diplomats who were charged with negotiating conclusions to intractable conflicts in the Middle East and Balkans, this book is the first study to combine the outlooks of practitioners and academics on new forms of war, especially asymmetrical warfare between state and non-state actors.

Peace Out Of Reach

Author: Stephen Eric Bronner
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813137136
Size: 67.16 MB
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Peace Out Of Reach from the Author: Stephen Eric Bronner. In Peace Out of Reach, Stephen Eric Bronner offers an intriguing analysis and eyewitness account of the political and ideological conflicts plaguing the Middle East. Sharply critical of the United States' policies in Afghanistan and Iraq and concerned about our nation's declining credibility throughout the world, Bronner examines the unexplored possibilities and recurrent roadblocks in the struggle for peace. Whether visiting academics in Iran, refugees in Palestine, or the president of Syria, Bronner seeks to listen and learn. These experiences have shaped Bronner's understanding of how the political crises in the Middle East have dramatically influenced Western politics and culture. Peace Out of Reach also investigates the extraordinary controversies generated by the publication of blasphemous cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, the religious conservatism of Pope Benedict XVI, the character of contemporary anti-Semitism, and the connection between human rights and personal faith. Peace Out of Reach is both a study in foreign policy and a philosophical inquiry that raises profound ethical questions about the world and the United States' role in it. It links experience with erudition and objective analysis with strategic proposals for change. This book will undoubtedly resonate with all people seeking an alternative to the discredited policies of the past. It contributes mightily to the cultivation of a cosmopolitan and democratic politics.


Author: Leon T. Hadar
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 9780932790934
Size: 34.94 MB
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Quagmire from the Author: Leon T. Hadar. The author, a foreign policy analyst, states what he believes is wrong and dangerous in the current American posture in the Middle East and develops some policy recommendations on that basis

The Superpowers And The Middle East

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Size: 24.76 MB
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The Superpowers And The Middle East from the Author: Fawaz A. Gerges. This is an excellent first book by a young Lebanese scholar. He brings analytical sophistication and detailed knowledge of a wide variety of sources to bear on a crucial period when the Cold War was being fought out in the Middle East. He is quick to note that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union was particularly successful in exerting its influence in the region. In addition, the local powers quickly learned to exploit the superpower rivalry. He also vividly conveys how the Israeli challenge exacerbated inter-Arab relations. Finally, relying on Arabic sources, he gives a glimpse into the internal decision-making of Egypt and other Arab states, noting that they often overestimated their importance to outside powers. This well-researched and objective study is a welcome addition to serious history written by Middle East scholars from the region. -- from Foreign Affairs (May/June 1995).

The Great War For Civilisation

Author: Robert Fisk
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428710
Size: 39.45 MB
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The Great War For Civilisation from the Author: Robert Fisk. A sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an award-winning journalist who has covered the region for over forty years, The Great War for Civilisation unflinchingly chronicles the tragedy of the region from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution; from the American hostage crisis in Beirut to the Iran-Iraq War; from the 1991 Gulf War to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. A book of searing drama as well as lucid, incisive analysis, The Great War for Civilisation is a work of major importance for today's world.

Dreams And Shadows

Author: Robin Wright
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101202769
Size: 14.54 MB
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Dreams And Shadows from the Author: Robin Wright. The transformation of the Middle East is an issue that will absorb-and challenge-the world for generations to come; Dreams and Shadows is the book to read to understand the sweeping political and cultural changes that have occurred in recent decades. Drawing on thirty-five years of reporting in two dozen countries-through wars, revolutions, and uprisings as well as the birth of new democracy movements and a new generation of activists-award-winning journalist and Middle East expert Robin Wright has created a masterpiece of the reporter's art and a work of profound and enduring insight into one of the most confounding areas of the world.

Misadventure In The Middle East

Author: Henry Hemming
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 1857884892
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Misadventure In The Middle East from the Author: Henry Hemming. Experience the tale of a hapless young artist, Yasmine the pick-up, and an extraordinary journey across the world.

Middle East Burning

Author: Mark Hitchcock
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736942602
Size: 56.63 MB
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Middle East Burning from the Author: Mark Hitchcock. "Middle East Burning helps make sense of the bewildering firestorms raging in the Arab-Israeli world. Author Mark Hitchcock brings together historical context, today's headlines, and future Bible prophecies to provide clarity and answers to these questions and more: What's causing all the unrest in the Arab world? What's next for Egypt, Syria, and Libya? How are today's events connected with end-time prophecies? Are we on the brink of a nuclear holocaust? What role will America have in the last days?"--P. [4] of cover.