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In many countries across the region the Sunni Arabs are revolting, no longer accepting their miserable status in the world today, their lack of freedoms, rights and prosperity. All they see is a relatively if not absolutely weaker West propping up their enemies, Israel, dictators, the Kurds, even now Iran. This model has already demonstrably failed, with radical Islam expanding on every metric since the War on Terror began in 2003. Maybe it would suit tackling a guerrilla organisation in Latin America but it has done nothing to address the grievances and aspirations of millions of Arabs spanning the Middle East and North Africa, plus many more living in the West and in Asia. Continuing on this path leads to polarisation and ultimately segregation, ghettos, and unending war between Europe and the Sunni Arabs, just as bin Laden predicted.
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This latest addition to the Cambridge Middle East Library is a book of exceptional importance. It will be required reading for anyone who professes a serious interest in the Arab-Israeli conflict over Palestine.
The silence in the Middle East was broken by the first successful popular Arab revolution, at the end of 2010 in Tunisia. The Arab Spring created a great hope all around the world for the collapse of authoritarian regimes and the establishment of democratic governments in the Middle East from Tunisia to Egypt. Today, if one omits Israel, all of the Middle Eastern countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia are ranked not free. Tunisia, Lebanon, Morocco, Libya and Kuwait, on the other hand, are the partly free countries of the region. Besides that, European colonizers disturbed the political power according to their interest and blocked the emergence of rival groups by dividing the society, supporting allied native rulers and keeping civil society weak (Anderson, 1987, pp. 5–7).
The persistence of older forms of social identification in new settings is as much a fea-. x― ture of contemporary Middle Eastern history as it is of contemporary European history. The theme of this book follows from the assumption. that the significance of a set of abstract social ideas may be at least partly dependent on their intellectual worth: on their coherence, profundity, insight and learning, and sincerity of purpose. However, studies of state formation in the Middle East that are concerned with the state as an autonomous political actor that both instigates and reflects social change are few in number and of recent vintage. Their inspiration derives in large part from the intensive examinations by scholars of state formation in Europe, Latin America, and, most recently, the United States.
With the Middle East at the top of the contemporary international policy agenda, and recent Anglo-American interventions fuelling interest in empire, this is a timely book of importance to all those interested in the contemporary development of the region. The Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ is surely one of the most studied international relationships in the post-war world. This is the first book, however, to examine the ‘special relationship’ in the region throughout the period of decolonization from the end of the Second World War to British withdrawal from East of Suez and beyond. The persistence of the British imperium is a central theme to emerge. Far from tamely acquiescing in a transfer of power to the United States, as Ritchie Ovendale and others contend, British decision-makers robustly defended their regional interests well into the 1960s and even beyond.
While the subject of the Middle East is too complex, too fascinating and surprising to be reduced to one volume, however fat and brilliant, if you're short on time it can be reduced to a manageable pile.