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Politics of the Middle East

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The Afghanistan Papers

A Secret History of the War
Craig Whitlock
Simon & Schuster, 2021
9 Article

Why Democracy Stalled in the Middle East

Economic Despair and the Triumph of the China Model
Amaney A. Jamal and Michael Robbins
Foreign Affairs, 2022
8 Article

MBS Wants Saudi Arabia Fund to Reach $2 Trillion in Assets

The crown prince’s ambitious plan for the Public Investment Fund would change the kingdom’s dependence on oil while creating the world’s largest pool of institutional money, but questions remain.
Randy Diamond
Chief Investment Officer, 2021
9 Book

The Arab Winter

A Tragedy
Noah Feldman
Princeton UP, 2020
8 Book

Bibi

The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu
Anshel Pfeffer
Basic Books, 2018
7 Article

The End of Saudi Arabia’s Ambitions

MBS Must Cut His Losses to Avert Catastrophe
F. Gregory Gause III
Foreign Affairs, 2020
7 Article

Lebanon’s Breaking Point

Conditions are ripe for an uprising, which would have profound geopolitical consequences for the region.
Caroline D. Rose
GPF, 2020
7 Book

Hezbollah

Mobilization and Power
Aurélie Daher
Oxford UP, 2018
8 Book

The New Arab Wars

Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East
Marc Lynch
Public Affairs, 2016
8 Article

There Will Be a One-State Solution

But What Kind of State Will It Be?
Yousef Munayyer
Foreign Affairs, 2019