Brothers in arms

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. […]

Democracy Building and Democracy Erosion

Democracy Building and Democracy Erosion

Edited by Eberhard Kienle

October 2009 | £45.00 | $60.00 | 256pp

The promotion of political reform, participation, human rights and democracy on the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean was a key objective for the European Union as it prepared the Barcelona conference in 1995. Today it is […]

Demystifying Syria

Demystifying Syria

Edited by Fred H. Lawson

October 2009 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 224pp

Demystifying Syria offers an extraordinary insight into the shifting relations between the Ba‘th party and the armed forces, civil law, social structure, burgeoning private enterprise, internal political opposition, the European Union and its relation to Syria. This book […]

What's Really Wrong with the Middle East

What’s Really Wrong with the Middle East

Brian Whitaker

August 2009 | £10.99 | $16.95 | 384pp

The problems in the Middle East run deeper than dictatorship. Inspired by the popular uprisings that overthrew the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt, Arabs across the Middle East are demanding change. But achieving real freedom will involve more […]

Turkey Decoded

Turkey Decoded

Ann Dismorr

February 2008 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 240pp

Some of the twenty-first century’s greatest challenges are reflected in Turkey–EU relations: the widening gap between the West and the Muslim world, terrorism, and the struggle for human rights and democratization. Although EU membership talks are expected to […]