Search Results: "Peace Research Institute in the Middle East"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A small but important step, if not toward peace, then perhaps toward understanding."
The Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) constructs an innovative textbook juxtaposing the historical narratives of two peoples in seemingly endless conflict. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 10, 1974

"Its affirmative features aren't really far from the spirit of neocolonialist regional development (Chomsky abstractly terms it 'binational socialism') which is mooted with contrasting saccharinity by Elon and Hassan in Between Enemies (see below)."
A small book of essays on the Mideast written from 1969 to 1973 by the political essayist and linguist Noam Chomsky. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"A concise, passionately argued essay, sparked by Shlaim's dry wit and scathing sarcasm."
Shlaim (Collusion Across Jordan, 1988), a leading historian of the Israeli revisionist school, offers a brief but suggestive overview of the US role in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A good match with Ibtisam Barakat's Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood (2007). (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In his 40 as a journalist, Hampton says, there has not been a single week without some story from the Middle East. Read full book review >

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SIX YEARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST by Tenacity
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"Forthright remembrances of a highly capable author's gritty sojourns in some of the world's most dangerous places."
The burly memoir of a diabetic Vietnam veteran recalling his later-in-life adventures as a Department of Defense contractor in the war-ravaged but, for contractors, lucrative Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE NEW MIDDLE EAST by Paul  Danahar
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A sober and sane but not pessimistic look at what may emerge from the current Arab crises."
A BBC journalist makes a cogent prognosis for the post-revolutionary Arab world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"An exceptional book that thoroughly scrutinizes the struggles of all the nations of the Middle East and doesn't hesitate to distribute blame where it's warranted."
Gerges (Middle Eastern Politics/London School of Economics; The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, 2011, etc.) succinctly traces the history of the West's relationship with the Middle East and pulls no punches as he iterates the trail of failed policies. Read full book review >

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Decision Making in a Nuclear Middle East by Ozzie Paez
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 24, 2016

"A well-constructed argument against a nuclear Iran."
Paez (Going Nuclear, 2015) uses the Cold War as a model for containing a nuclear Iran in this work of military and political analysis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"An immensely readable, nondidactic study of how 'perpetuating the War for the Greater Middle East is not enhancing American freedom, abundance, and security. If anything, it is having the opposite effect.'"
A critical examination of the four decades-long failed U.S. policy of using military force to solve the ongoing crises in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE MULTIPLE IDENTITIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST by Bernard Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"A provocative exploration into the Middle Eastern psyche with both cultural and political significance."
An enlightening, if occasionally repetitive, study of the uniquely complex notion of identity in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE ISRAELI SOLUTION by Caroline Glick
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Even if Glick's were indisputably the right course of action, the constant aggressiveness is off-putting. The choir won't mind the preaching, but the arguments here aren't likely to sway many other readers."
Can peace ever come to the Middle East? Not with the implacable parties involved, one wing of which informs this unyielding polemic. Read full book review >