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

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Pages
304
Dimensions
9.6 X 6.4 X 1.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781610396097

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About the Author

Marc Lynch is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, where he is the director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and of the Project on Middle East Political Science. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and a contributing editor at the Monkey Cage blog for the Washington Post. He is the codirector of the Blogs and Bullets project at the US Institute of Peace. He formerly launched and edited the Middle East Channel on ForeignPolicy.com. His book, The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East, was called the most illuminating and, for policymakers, the most challenging book yet written on the topic by the Economist. His other books include Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq Al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today, selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book, and State Interests and Public Spheres: The International Politics of Jordan's Identity. Follow him on Twitter @abuaardvark.

Reviews

"'The New Arab Wars' is a useful book for this moment..." --New York Times Book Review

"A keen observer of the violent upheaval in the Middle East since the Arab Spring makes a strong assertion: there is no returning to the old autocratic ways...An excellent, clear distillation of recent events in the Middle East." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"...[a] cool but meticulous account..." --New York Review of Books

"This is an unblinking, unsparing and un-put-downable account of the anarchy and ruin that have engulfed the Middle East since the 'Arab Spring' dawned five years ago. Marc Lynch offers no easy answers or escapes: The Arab uprisings had deep roots and they won't be suppressed by the neo-autocrats in Egypt or Saudi Arabia; U.S. intervention couldn't have prevented the fracture of Syria; Islamic extremism is only going to get worse. This is a brutally honest book that will peel the varnish off conventional wisdom. Even those who disagree with some of Lynch's conclusions will find The New Arab Wars must-reading." --David Ignatius, columnist, Washington Post