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Shadow wars : the secret struggle for the Middle East

Author: Christopher M Davidson
Publisher: London : Oneworld Publications Lt, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how the failure of the "Arab Spring" lead to religious politics, sectarian war, bloody counter-revolutions, and brutal Islamic extremism, placing the blame for these modern state-building disasters on Western intervention.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Davidson
ISBN: 9781786070012 1786070014
OCLC Number: 959909516
Description: xiii, 672 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Counter-revolution: a pattern emerges --
Cold war, oil war: America takes over --
The road to al-Qaeda: the CIA's baby --
Allied to jihad: useful idiots --
The Arab Spring: a system threatened --
Plan "A": Islamists versus the deep state --
Plan "B": a fake Arab Spring --
Enter the Islamic State: a phantom menace --
The Islamic State: a strategic asset --
The Islamic State: a gift that keeps giving --
Epilogue: Keeping the wheel turning.
Responsibility: Christopher Davidson.

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Who is to blame for the failure of the Arab Spring and the rise of Islamic State? The answer lies far closer to home than you might dare imagine...  Read more...

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`This is the best and most informative book yet on the struggle for power among the US and Europe, Arab autocratic regimes, and these countries' impoverished masses.' * R. W. Olson, University of Read more...

 
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