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A Cornucopia Of Books

The Middle East is invariably in flux, changing before our eyes. The following books may clarify issues, deepen understanding or simply outrage some readers. In Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East (Columbia University Press), Joel Migdal, a professor of ¬†international studies at the University of Washington, argues that Washington’s policy in this […]

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Understanding The Middle East Through Good Books

Now, more than ever, the Middle East occupies front and center in the daily news cycle. Israel is waging war against one of its arch enemies, Hamas, and an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, Hamas’ stronghold, remains a possibility. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a more extreme version of Al Qaeda, […]