Eastern Cauldron: Islam, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Iraq in a Marxist Mirror

Eastern Cauldron: Islam, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Iraq in a Marxist Mirror

by Gilbert Achcar
     
 

An attempt to understand Middle East politics through an political economists point of view.See more details below

Overview

An attempt to understand Middle East politics through an political economists point of view.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583670958
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
Introduction : U.S. imperial strategy in the Middle East9
Pt. IThe resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism47
1Eleven theses on the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism48
2The swan song of Khomeini's revolution60
3The Arab despotic exception69
Pt. IIAfghanistan : Quagmire of the great powers75
4On the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan76
5Afghanistan : balance sheet of a war79
6The agreement on Soviet withdrawal98
7The "Lebanonization" of Afghanistan112
Pt. IIIPalestine : from one Intifada to the next115
8The Palestinian uprising116
9The uprising's fourth month124
10Where is the PLO going? : the long march... backwards129
11Where is the PLO going? : the state, the PLO, and the Palestinian left154
12The dynamic of the Intifada175
13The Washington accords : a retreat under pressure189
14Zionism and peace : from the Allon plan to the Washington accords205
15Hezbollah's victory223
16Israel's military onslaught and U.S. interests in the Middle East228
Pt. IVIraq : from one war to the next233
17The long tragedy of the Iraqi people234
18Operation oil : why the United States wants a war242
19The empire prepares to strike247
20Washington and London's problems have only just begun252
21The war in Iraq and the establishment of a "new imperial order"254
22Letter to a slightly depressed antiwar activist258
Notes265
Index280

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