Barry Rubin is Director of Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA), Center of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). His books include Revolution Until Victory?, The Transformation of Palestinian Politics, & The Tragedy of the Middle East.
Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politicsby Barry Rubin
After Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution and the 1981 murder of Egypt's President Anwar al-Sadat, many observers thought radical Islamic fundamentalists would seize power in the Middle East and especially in Egypt. But these groups did not take over, foment revolutions or even become a threatening opposition. This book explains their failure in Egypt, the most important Arab country and a key Western ally and shows how the fundamentalists' weaknesses and divisions and the clever policies of Egypt's rulers led to their defeat.
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The book provides a very detailed history of the topic, but the info ends before the turn of the century. Does provide detailed historical background for todays events.