The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring

The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring

by Paul Danahar


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In 2011 the Arab revolts changed the Middle East forever. The toppling of a generation of dictators left the region in turmoil. Has the promise of the Arab Spring been lost? What does the rise of religious extremism on Europe's doorstep mean for the West and its allies? Is America giving up on the region and, if so, who will lead the new Middle East?

Drawing on compelling first-hand reporting, a deep knowledge of the region's history and access to many of the key players, BBC Bureau Chief Paul Danahar lays bare the forces that are shaping the region.

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ISBN-13: 9781620402535
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Paul Danahar is the BBC's Middle East Bureau Chief and ran the organization's news coverage of the Arab Spring. He has reported from Iraq, Iran and North Korea—every nation in the "Axis of Evil." In 2013 he was appointed the BBC's North America Bureau Chief, based in Washington, DC. Follow him at @pdanahar.

Table of Contents

Maps viii

Introduction 1

1 The Collapse of the Old Middle East 19

2 Egypt's Long War

I The Battle Begins 54

II Revolution 84

3 The Problem 126

4 Israel: It's Complicated 182

5 Americas Pillars of Sand 230

6 Iraq: SNAFU 282

7 Libya: Year Zero 325

8 Syria: The Arab Worlds Broken Heart 369

Afterword 421

Notes 429

Acknowledgements and sources 453

Index 457

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