Last Chance The Middle East in the Balance
by Gardner, David
ISBN13: 9781848850415
ISBN10: 1848850417
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2009-06-15
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
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As Barack Obama seeks to chart a new course in American foreign policy, one of the English language media¿s most respected authorities on the Arab world, David Gardner, addresses the controversial but urgent question: why is the Middle East so dysfunctional? And what can be done about it? Clear-sighted, never flinching from unpalatable truths, Gardner draws on his acute grasp of history and decades of experience covering the region to look at why conflict, despotism and sectarianism continue to flourish in the Arab world whilst as they decline everywhere else. The 'Middle East exception¿ is, he argues, a product of the West¿s own making. By supporting tyrants, fuelling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and demonizing democratically elected Islamist parties, the West in general but specifically America has incubated a region inherently resistant to economic and political reform, and suppurating with resentment. As the Obama administration plans its Middle East policy, Gardner argues for nothing less than a total reappraisal of what realpolitik means. The traditional shibboleths: support Israel, mollify the Saudis, suppress Islamism, simply will not do in the 21st century, he argues.
Author Biography
David Gardner is chief leader writer and associate editor at the Financial Times. He was the paper’s Middle East Editor from 1995-1999. In 2003 he won the David Watt prize for international journalism.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
The Arab Political Junglep. 1
The Despot in his Labyrinthp. 19
The Janus of Islamic Revivalismp. 41
The Time of the Shiap. 59
Arabia Infelixp. 97
Getting Away with Murder?p. 117
A Naked, Poor and Mangled Peacep. 143
Pax Arabica: the Middle East and the Westp. 169
Notesp. 207
Indexp. 221
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