The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance

The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance

The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance

The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance

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Overview

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? Should the West strong-arm it towards democracy, or leave it alone to its tyrants and terrorists?

Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash explore the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention in the Middle East, showing how these systems of oppression superficially feed off each other, even as they battle each other. They assess the region's prospects in light of demographic, economic and social trends, painting a picture that is both alarming and hopeful. Finally, they present an ambitious and thoughtful manifesto to fix the crisis factory, without resorting either to aggressive military intervention or to non-interventionist wishful thinking.

This is a book about the failures of Arab history, the reality of its horizons, and the reasons for hope. Written by children of the region, whose lives have been shaped by its turmoil and who care deeply about its future, The Middle East Crisis Factory offers a bold vision for those seeking peace and democracy in the Middle East.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787383043
Publisher: Hurst
Publication date: 08/15/2021
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,075,654
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Iyad El-Baghdadi is an Arab writer, activist and entrepreneur, and founder/president of the Kawaakibi Foundation and its website The Arab Tyrant Manual. He tweets as @iyad_elbaghdadi.

Ahmed Gatnash is a British-Libyan intellectual, activist and entrepreneur, and co-founder of the Kawaakibi Foundation, hosting its Arab Tyrant Manual podcast. He tweets as @gatnash.

Table of Contents

Foreword Iyad El-Baghdadi xi

Introduction: An Unlearning 1

Part I History

1 Broken Promises 21

2 The Vicious Triangle 45

3 Breakage 101

4 Rise of the Axis 115

Part II Horizons

5 The Vitals 137

6 Dealing with Dictators 149

7 Empowering Societies 167

8 The Next Twenty Years 189

Notes 211

Acknowledgements 221

Index 223

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