The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East

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Yale University Press #ad - This precipitated a new regional order in which six external protagonists—the United States, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Qatar—have violently competed for influence, with Syria a key battleground. Drawing on a plethora of original interviews, Phillips constructs a new narrative of Syria’s war.

He concludes with some insights on Syria and the region's future. Christopher phillips argues instead that the international dimension was never secondary but that Syria’s war was, from the very start, profoundly influenced by regional factors, particularly the vacuum created by a perceived decline of U.

The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East #ad - S. Power in the Middle East. An unprecedented analysis of the crucial but underexplored roles the United States and other nations have played in shaping Syria’s ongoing civil war Most accounts of Syria’s brutal, long-lasting civil war focus on a domestic contest that began in 2011 and only later drew foreign nations into the escalating violence.

Without absolving the brutal bashar al-assad regime, the author untangles the key external factors which explain the acceleration and endurance of the conflict, including the West’s strategy against ISIS.

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The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Oxford University Press #ad - In the new middle east: what everyone Needs to Know®, renowned Middle East scholar James L. In the long term, and population growth, along with bad governance and stagnant economies, food and water insecurity, perils including climate change, will determine the destiny of the region. Meanwhile, regimes in egypt and Bahrain have become even more repressive after the uprisings there, and Libya and Yemen have virtually ceased to exist as states.

. Outlining the social, and economic contours of the New Middle East, political, he illuminates the current crisis in the region and explores how the region will continue to change in the decades to come. The hallmarks of this new middle East are rebellion and repression, proxy wars, the rise of the Islamic State, sectarian strife, and intraregional polarization.

The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - Gelvin explains all these developments and more in a concise question-and-answer format. International and regional actors stoke the flames, with the United States and Russia seeking to reposition themselves in the region and Saudi Arabia and Iran vying for supremacy. In the aftermath of the collapse of the ussr, the American invasion of Iraq, and the Arab uprisings of 2010-11, a new Middle East has emerged.

The syrian civil war has displaced half the country's population, and ISIS and other jihadi groups thrive in the political vacuum there and in Iraq, setting a new standard for political violence.

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Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria

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I.B. Tauris #ad - Following the arab Spring, Syria descended into civil and sectarian conflict. Through an in-depth examination, van dam traces political developments within the Asad regime and the various opposition groups from the Arab Spring to the present day, and provides a deeper insight into the conflict and the possibilities and obstacles for reaching a political solution.

Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria #ad - In this important book, explains the recent history of syria, former special Envoy of the Netherlands to Syria, Nikolaos van Dam, covering the growing disenchantment with the Asad regime, the chaos of civil war and the fractures which led to an immense amount of destruction in the refined social fabric of what used to be the Syrian nation.

It has since become a fractured warzone which operates as a breeding ground for new terrorist movements including ISIS as well as the root cause of the greatest refugee crisis in modern history.

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Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Timely, propulsive, assad or we burn the Country is the definitive account of this global crisis, and expertly reported, going far beyond the news story that has dominated headlines for years. By drawing on his own reporting experience in Damascus and exclusive interviews with Tlass, Dagher takes readers within palace walls to reveal the family behind the destruction of a country and the chaos of an entire region.

Dagher shows how one of the world's most vicious police states came to be and explains how a regional conflict extended globally, engulfing the Middle East and pitting the United States and Russia against one another. From a pulitzer prize-nominated journalist specializing in the Middle East, this groundbreaking account of the Syrian Civil War reveals the never-before-published true story of a 21st-century humanitarian disaster.

Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria #ad - In spring 2011, syrian president bashar al-assad turned to his friend and army commander, Manaf Tlass, for advice about how to respond to Arab Spring-inspired protests. Tlass pushed for conciliation but assad decided to crush the uprising -- an act which would catapult the country into an eight-year long war, killing almost half a million and fueling terrorism and a global refugee crisis.

Assad or we burn the country examines syria's tragedy through the generational saga of the Assad and Tlass families, once deeply intertwined and now estranged in Bashar's bloody quest to preserve his father's inheritance.

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The Shia Revival Updated Edition

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Still essential and still timely ten years after its original publication, The Shia Revival provides a unique and objective understanding of the 1, 400-year bitter struggle between Shias and Sunnis and sheds crucial light on its modern-day consequences. Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes.

Max rodenbeck, iranian-born scholar vali nasr brilliantly dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam in this “smart, New York Review of Books One of America’s leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, clear and timely” book Washington Post. Norton & Company. W.

The Shia Revival Updated Edition #ad - W. A new epilogue elucidates the rise of ISIS and ongoing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years Of War

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Norton & Company. Gelvin's new account of the century-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians presents a compelling, accessible and up-to-the-moment introduction for students and general readers. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century in Palestine, it traces the evolution and interactions of the two communities from their first encounters up to the present conflict.

James L. Cambridge University Press. Placing events in the disputed area within the framework of global history, eyewitness accounts, poetry, the book skillfully interweaves biographical sketches, fiction and official documentation into its narrative, including photographs, maps and an abundance of supplementary material as well.

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Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East

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Princeton University Press #ad - Yet, as gerges shows, this is a struggle over the state, beyond the ideological and existential rhetoric, its role, and its power. Based on a decade of research, including in-depth interviews with many leading figures in the story, Making the Arab World is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the roots of the turmoil engulfing the Middle East, from civil wars to the rise of Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

. In making the arab world, one of the world’s leading authorities on the Middle East, Fawaz Gerges, tells how the clash between pan-Arab nationalism and pan-Islamism has shaped the history of the region from the 1920s to the present. Gerges tells this story through an unprecedented dual biography of Nasser and another of the twentieth-century Arab world’s most influential figures―Sayyid Qutb, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the father of many branches of radical political Islam.

Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East #ad - Cambridge University Press. Their deeply intertwined lives embody and dramatize the divide between Arabism and Islamism. These bloody events echoed an older political rift in Egypt and the Middle East: the splitting of nationalists and Islamists during the rule of Egyptian president and Arab nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser.

W. How the conflict between political islamists and secular-leaning nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle EastIn 2013, just two years after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian military ousted the country’s first democratically elected president―Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood―and subsequently led a brutal repression of the Islamist group.

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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

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PublicAffairs #ad - W. Destiny disrupted tells the history of the world from the Islamic point of view, and restores the centrality of the Muslim perspective, ignored for a thousand years. In destiny disrupted, tamim ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from a new perspective: with the evolution of the Muslim community at the center.

Destiny disrupted offers a vital perspective on world conflicts many now find so puzzling. W. Cambridge University Press. PublicAffairs. His story moves from the lifetime of Mohammed through a succession of far-flung empires, to the tangle of modern conflicts that culminated in the events of 9/11. The western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization.

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes #ad - He introduces the key people, ideas, religious disputes, legends, events, and turning points of world history, imparting not only what happened but how it is understood from the Muslim perspective. He clarifies why two great civilizations-western and Muslim-grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe-a place it long perceived as primitive-had somehow hijacked destiny.

With storytelling brio, humor, and evenhanded sympathy to all sides of the story, Ansary illuminates a fascinating parallel to the world narrative usually heard in the West. Norton & Company.

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

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PublicAffairs #ad - Syria proved the greatest victim of all, ripped apart by internationally fueled insurgencies and an externally supported, bloody-minded regime. PublicAffairs. 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.

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. Yemen and libya collapsed into civil war, while Bahrain erupted in smothering sectarian repression.

The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East #ad - 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. Norton & Company. 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.

Cambridge University Press. W. Amidst the chaos, a virulently militant group declared an Islamic State, seizing vast territories and inspiring terrorism across the globe. What happened?the new Arab Wars is a profound illumination of the causes of this nightmare. W.

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Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War

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Pluto Press #ad - Shortlisted for the rathbones folio prize 2017* In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of syria has become a war zone where foreign journalists find it almost impossible to report on life in this devastated land. PublicAffairs.

Burning country explores the horrific and complicated reality of life in present-day Syria with unprecedented detail and sophistication, drawing on new first hand testimonies from opposition fighters, exiles lost in an archipelago of refugee camps, and courageous human rights activists among many others.

Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War #ad - W. These stories are expertly interwoven with a trenchant analysis of the brutalisation of the conflict and the militarisation of the uprising, of the rise of the Islamists and sectarian warfare, and the role of governments in Syria and elsewhere in exacerbating those violent processes. W. Cambridge University Press.

Norton & Company. With chapters focusing on isis and islamism, regional geopolitics, the new grassroots revolutionary organisations, and the worst refugee crisis since World War Two, Burning Country is a vivid and groundbreaking look at a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare.

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No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - The regime's brutal response disrupted a family in Idlib province, where a nine-year-old girl opened the door to a military raid that caused her father to flee. A father of two named mohammad, secretly radicalized and newly released from prison, saw a darker opportunity in the unrest. As protests ignited in Daraa, some citizens were brimming with a sense of possibility.

A new york times notable book of 2018winner of the overseas press club of america's cornelius ryan awardfinalist for the Lionel Gelber PrizeFinalist for the RSL Ondaatje PrizeFinalist for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismThis astonishing book by the prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country.

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria #ad - Extending back to the first demonstrations of 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict. PublicAffairs. When violence broke out in homs, a poet named Abu Azzam became an unlikely commander in a Free Syrian Army militia. Norton & Company. As the bombings increased and roads grew more dangerous, these people's lives intertwined in unexpected ways.

Rania abouzeid brings readers deep inside Assad's prisons, to covert meetings where foreign states and organizations manipulated the rebels, and to the highest levels of Islamic militancy and the formation of ISIS. Cambridge University Press.

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