The New Arab Wars (Hardcover)
Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East
PublicAffairs, 9781610396097, 304pp.
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
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The New Arab Wars is a profound illumination of the causes of this nightmare. It details the costs of the poor choices made by regional actors, delivers a scathing analysis of Western misreadings of the conflict, and condemns international interference that has stoked the violence. Informed by commentators and analysts from the Arab world, Marc Lynch's narrative of a vital region's collapse is both wildly dramatic and likely to prove definitive. Most important, he shows that the region's upheavals have only just begunand that the hopes of Arab regimes and Western policy makers to retreat to old habits of authoritarian stability are doomed to fail.
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Praise For The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East…
A keen observer of the violent upheaval in the Middle East since the Arab Spring makes a strong assertion: there is no returning to the old autocratic ways An excellent, clear distillation of recent events in the Middle East.” Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
[a] cool but meticulous account ” New York Review of Books
This is an unblinking, unsparing and un-put-downable account of the anarchy and ruin that have engulfed the Middle East since the 'Arab Spring' dawned five years ago. Marc Lynch offers no easy answers or escapes: The Arab uprisings had deep roots and they won't be suppressed by the neo-autocrats in Egypt or Saudi Arabia; U.S. intervention couldn't have prevented the fracture of Syria; Islamic extremism is only going to get worse. This is a brutally honest book that will peel the varnish off conventional wisdom. Even those who disagree with some of Lynch's conclusions will find The New Arab Wars must-reading.” David Ignatius, columnist, Washington Post