Oil and Democracy in Iraq

Edited by Robert Springborg

February 2007 | £14.99 | $29.95 | 128pp

This is the first major study of the alternatives confronting Iraq as it seeks to rebuild its vital oil industry while simultaneously constructing a new political system. A key challenge facing the country is to allocate the revenues […]

Power, Politics and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil

Aileen Keating

November 2006 | £35.00 | 592pp

In 1918, New Zealand mining engineer Frank Holmes spoke of ‘an immense Arabian oilfield running from Kuwait down the mainland coast.’ No one believed him. When Holmes struck oil in 1932, Britain and America scrambled to rectify their […]

Imams and Emirs

Fuad I. Khuri

March 2006 | £14.99 | $25.95 | 272pp

In this classic, comprehensive study of Islamic sects in the contemporary Arab world, Khuri focuses on the Sunni, Shi‘a, Alawis, Druze, Ibadis, Zaidis, Yazidis and the Maronites (who, although Christian, are included because they share certain distinguishing features). […]

Heart of Beirut

Samir Khalaf

March 2006 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 280pp

The Bourj in central Beirut is one of the world’s oldest and most vibrant public squares. Named after the mediaeval lookout tower that once soared above the city’s imposing ramparts, the square has also been known as Place […]

The Clash of Barbarisms

Gilbert Achcar

March 2006 | £9.99 | 192pp

The London bombings of 7 July 2005 revived the debates that raged after 11 September, 2001. What relation did they bear to the foreign and war policies of the UK and the US? Were they symptoms of a […]

The Secret History of al-Qa‘ida

Abdel Bari Atwan

February 2006 | £16.99 | 258pp

Over the last ten years, journalist and al-Qa‘ida expert Abdel Bari Atwan has cultivated uniquely well-placed sources and amassed a wealth of information about al-Qa‘ida’s origins, masterminds and plans for the future. Atwan reveals how al-Qa‘ida’s radical departure […]

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