Has autocracy won out in the Middle East? Or is another future still possible? 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? And what role should the West play?
Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash tell the story of the modern Middle East, charting the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention and showing how these systems of oppression simultaneously feed off and battle each other. Exploring demographic, economic and social trends, the authors paint a picture of the region’s prospects that is alarming yet hopeful. Finally, they present ambitious and thoughtful ideas that reject both aggressive military intervention and cynical deals with dictators.
This book is about the failures of history and the reasons for hope. The Middle East Crisis Factory offers a bold vision for those seeking peace and democracy in the Middle East.
The Middle East Crisis Factory, published by Hurst, is out now in the UK, and due for release on August 15th 2021 in the US. Find out more, order your copy or see upcoming events here.