Hussein and Abdullah

Randa Habib

February 2010 | £16.99 | $24.95 | 258pp

In January 1999, a newswire shocked Jordan. King Hussein announced that it was not his brother Hassan that would succeed him but his son Abdullah. Less than a week later, King Hussein was dead. During his forty-six-year reign, […]


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. […]

The Middle East in the Media

Edited by Arnim Heinemann, Olfa Lamloum and Anne Françoise Weber

October 2009 | £30.00 | $50.00 | 304pp

Several long-lasting conflicts have shaped the Middle East and dominated its representation in local, regional and international media. Since the 1990s, the Arab media landscape has undergone a rapid transformation, and this is affecting both how news is […]

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 […]

Higher Education in the Gulf States

Edited by Christopher Davidson and Peter Mackenzie Smith

November 2008 | £14.99 | $21.95 | 192pp

Nowhere in the world is university education expanding as rapidly as in the six-member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In two generations the region has gone from having the Middle East’s least educated population to boasting a […]

A Country of Words

Abdel Bari Atwan

September 2008 | £20.00 | $29.95 | 290pp

Few lives reflect their times as much as the life of Abdel Bari Atwan. Born in a refugee camp in Gaza in 1950, he left aged seventeen and has since become one of the world’s foremost commentators on […]

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