Inside the middle east : making sense of the most dangerous and complicated region on earth / Avi Melamed.
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- ISBN: 9781634505727
- ISBN: 1634505727
- Physical Description: xviii, 374 pages : maps ; 24 cm
- Publisher: [New York, NY] : Skyhorse Publishing, 
- Copyright: ©2016
|General Note:|| Forward by Lucy Aharish.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-349) and index (355-374).
|Summary, etc.:|| Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than thirty years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely-accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region-to answer how the Arab world got to this point, what is currently happening, what the ramifications will be, how they will affect Israel, and what actions must immediately be undertaken, including how Western leaders need to respond. Melamed considers all the major power players in the Middle East, explains the underlying issues, and creates a three-dimensional picture, an illustration that connects the dots and provides a fascinating roadmap. He elucidates developments such as the Arab Spring, the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood, the rise of ISIS, the epic Sunni-Shiite animosity, the essence of the war in Syria, the role of the Caliphate and Jihad, and the looming nuclear arms race. He also provides a rare opportunity to journey into the psyche of Arab society. Look through the lens of its leaders and its most ruthless terrorists. See what makes them tick and what they want. Discover how they can be overtaken.
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