The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance

The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance

by Iyad El-Baghdadi, Ahmed Gatnash


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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 as a series of broken promises. They chart the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention, 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, written by two children of the region, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787383043
Publisher: Hurst
Publication date: 08/15/2021
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 937,309
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.00(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


Part 1: History
Chapter 1: A history of social contracts: The nineteenth century to 2011
Chapter 2: The vicious triangle: Tyrants, terrorists and the West
Chapter 3: Breakage and its aftermath: 2011 to present

Part 2: Horizons

Chapter 4: Where are Arab regimes heading?
Chapter 5: Where are Arab societies heading?
Chapter 6: The next twenty years

Part 3: Hope

Chapter 7: Tyranny and civil society
Chapter 8: Foreign policy to isolates dictatorships
Chapter 9: Foreign policy to support civil society
Chapter 10: Managing the end game

Afterword: A bold new vision

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