Hot Best Seller

The Middle East Crisis Factory

Availability: Ready to download

Why is the Middle East a crisis factory, and how can it be fixed? What does the future look like for its 500 million people? Should the West strong-arm it towards democracy, or leave it alone to its tyrants and terrorists? Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash explore the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention in the Middle East, showing how these systems Why is the Middle East a crisis factory, and how can it be fixed? What does the future look like for its 500 million people? Should the West strong-arm it towards democracy, or leave it alone to its tyrants and terrorists? Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash explore the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention in the Middle East, showing how these systems of oppression superficially feed off each other, even as they battle each other. They assess the region's prospects in light of demographic, economic and social trends, painting a picture that is both alarming and hopeful. Finally, they present an ambitious and thoughtful manifesto to fix the crisis factory, without resorting either to aggressive military intervention or to non-interventionist wishful thinking. This is a book about the failures of Arab history, the reality of its horizons, and the reasons for hope. Written by children of the region, whose lives have been shaped by its turmoil and who care deeply about its future, The Middle East Crisis Factory offers a bold vision for those seeking peace and democracy in the Middle East.


Compare

Why is the Middle East a crisis factory, and how can it be fixed? What does the future look like for its 500 million people? Should the West strong-arm it towards democracy, or leave it alone to its tyrants and terrorists? Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash explore the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention in the Middle East, showing how these systems Why is the Middle East a crisis factory, and how can it be fixed? What does the future look like for its 500 million people? Should the West strong-arm it towards democracy, or leave it alone to its tyrants and terrorists? Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash explore the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention in the Middle East, showing how these systems of oppression superficially feed off each other, even as they battle each other. They assess the region's prospects in light of demographic, economic and social trends, painting a picture that is both alarming and hopeful. Finally, they present an ambitious and thoughtful manifesto to fix the crisis factory, without resorting either to aggressive military intervention or to non-interventionist wishful thinking. This is a book about the failures of Arab history, the reality of its horizons, and the reasons for hope. Written by children of the region, whose lives have been shaped by its turmoil and who care deeply about its future, The Middle East Crisis Factory offers a bold vision for those seeking peace and democracy in the Middle East.

40 review for The Middle East Crisis Factory

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sanjida

    I followed the authors for some time via their podcast - the Arab Tyrant Manual - and on Twitter. This book is the culmination of years of ruminations on what happened to the 2011 Arab Spring, why it happened, and what needs to happen now. It's an honest and passionate work of history and political philosophy by two individuals whose own life histories are intimately connected to the evils of tyrants and the callousness (and sometimes evil...) of Western powers. It's also stubbornly hopeful and I followed the authors for some time via their podcast - the Arab Tyrant Manual - and on Twitter. This book is the culmination of years of ruminations on what happened to the 2011 Arab Spring, why it happened, and what needs to happen now. It's an honest and passionate work of history and political philosophy by two individuals whose own life histories are intimately connected to the evils of tyrants and the callousness (and sometimes evil...) of Western powers. It's also stubbornly hopeful and optimistic. I hope this work finds an audience, and I really really hope it's put into the hands of receptive politicians and foreign policy types in the US. The authors lay out what can be done, and why. Things could get better if Western powers cared enough to care about human rights rather than just say they do.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    There are few authors I respect as much as Iyad and Ahmed. If you're going to read one book about MENA, make it this one. It will almost certainly change the way you look at the region. There are few authors I respect as much as Iyad and Ahmed. If you're going to read one book about MENA, make it this one. It will almost certainly change the way you look at the region.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sophia

  4. 4 out of 5

    Karl Georg

  5. 5 out of 5

    Joe Murray

  6. 5 out of 5

    Noam

  7. 4 out of 5

    Phil

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bojan Mladenovski

  9. 4 out of 5

    Usman Malik

  10. 5 out of 5

    Paulina

  11. 4 out of 5

    Setcab

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sudip

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Cetra

  14. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

  15. 5 out of 5

    James Harrison

  16. 5 out of 5

    Molly Franco

  17. 4 out of 5

    superbloom

  18. 5 out of 5

    Meredith Palko

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tony

  20. 4 out of 5

    Austin

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kylie

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sami Eerola

  23. 4 out of 5

    Amanda E

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lis

  25. 4 out of 5

    Gareth Taylor

  26. 4 out of 5

    Edward Korn

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marcie

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine Alqassar

  29. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Maughan

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bayan Abid

  31. 4 out of 5

    Shane Barrett

  32. 5 out of 5

    Alan Coholan

  33. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

  34. 5 out of 5

    Alessandra

  35. 5 out of 5

    Faraz

  36. 4 out of 5

    Breno Souza

  37. 5 out of 5

    Bogdana Biris

  38. 5 out of 5

    Chris Jeppesen

  39. 5 out of 5

    Jack Robert

  40. 4 out of 5

    Antoine

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.