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The Muslim Brotherhood

Alison Pargeter

February 2013 | £10.99 | $15.95 | 288pp

In this authoritative analysis, Alison Pargeter follows the twists and turns of the Muslim Brotherhood as it battled through the years of oppression under authoritarian regimes to finally become a key and legitimate political actor. From Egypt and […]

After Bin Laden

After bin Laden

Abdel Bari Atwan

September 2012 | £14.99 | 300pp

Osama bin Laden is dead but al-Qa‘ida remains the CIA’s ‘number one threat’. With branches in strategic hotspots from Yemen and Somalia to North Africa and an increasing influence among ‘home grown jihadis’ in the West, journalist and […]

The Road to Tahrir Square

The Road to Tahrir Square

Lloyd C. Gardner

October 2011 | £12.99 | 230pp

When protesters in Egypt began to fill Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011—and refused to leave until their demand that Hosni Mubarak step down was met—the politics of the region changed overnight. And the United States’ long […]

Unspeakable Love

Unspeakable Love

Brian Whitaker

June 2011 | £10.99 | 288pp

Homosexuality is a taboo subject in the Arab world. While clerics denounce it as a heinous sin, newspapers write cryptically of ‘shameful acts’ and ‘deviant behaviour’. Amid the calls for reform in the Middle East, homosexuality is one […]

Political Journeys

Political Journeys

Fred Halliday

Edited by David Hayes

March 2011 | £14.99 | 288pp

Fred Halliday always combined the broad sweep of modern history, its currents and ideas, with a profound knowledge of modern revolutions, the Middle East and national movements. This collection of columns written for openDemocracy between 2004 and 2009 […]

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The Peace Process

Afif Safieh

September 2010 | £16.99 | $24.99 | 290pp

Afif Safieh served as Palestinian General Delegate in London, Washington and Moscow from 1990 to 2008. During this time, he met and interacted with the leading figures of our times: from Yasser Arafat, John Major and Tony Blair; […]