This timely study of Arab and Palestinian nationalism offers a penetrating look at the soul of Syria, the loyalties of other Arabs, and issues related to the strategic control of neighboring lands since 1948. Ghada Talhami delineates the phases of the
Examines the rise and fall of Arab hopes for founding a territorial entity based on a unified identity, focusing on the issues behind the prevailing impasse in achieving that unity. Prescribes an agenda to help the Arabs respond to the challenges of the
Contributors argue that ethnic conflicts are built into & even encouraged in the Middle East, with unavoidable international consequences. An entire section focuses on Turkey, the Kurds & Central Asia; sections also on Israel/Palestine, & Arab Nationalism
A former US ambassador offers a firsthand account of how Sudan, a promising North African democracy since 1956, failed to solve crucial problems at home and abroad and so brought about its own overthrow by Islamic fundamentalists.