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

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

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 […]

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; […]

Brothers in Arms

Camille Tawil

September 2010 | £14.99 | $18.95 | 208pp

Since 2001 America’s War on Terror has achieved what Osama bin Laden could not: the unification of the jihad under al-Qa‘ida’s banner. Although today al-Qa‘ida is seen as the epitome of jihad, when it first emerged other militant […]


Naim Qassem

February 2010 | £9.99 | $16.95 | 464pp

Hizbullah (‘Party of God’) is one of the Middle East’s major political forces. Sheikh Naim Qassem, its Deputy Secretary-General, provides an insider’s view of this Shi‘ite resistance group turned political party, from its inception to the present day. […]