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Product Description: The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS, and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East? In this book, one of the world's leading authorities on political Islam and jihadism sheds new light on these questions...read more

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9780691170008 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes.

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Product Description: While the Arab people took center stage in the 'Arab Spring' protests, academic studies focus on state structure, regime nature, militaries, and external powers to understand popular uprisings in the Middle East. Contentious Politics in the Middle East redresses a gap in focus as it analyzes the complexities of popular agency through the framework of contentious politics theory, without neglecting the negotiations between the people and structural factors...read more
By Fawaz A. Gerges (editor)

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9781137537218 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 13, 2015, cover price $119.00 | About this edition: While the Arab people took center stage in the 'Arab Spring' protests, academic studies focus on state structure, regime nature, militaries, and external powers to understand popular uprisings in the Middle East.

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9781137537201 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 13, 2015, cover price $42.00 | About this edition: While the Arab people took center stage in the 'Arab Spring' protests, academic studies focus on state structure, regime nature, militaries, and external powers to understand popular uprisings in the Middle East.

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Product Description: The New Middle East is one of the first comprehensive books written by prominent scholars of the region and of comparative politics to critically examine the Arab popular uprisings of 2011-2012. While these uprisings prompted a number of cursory publications, this volume contains meticulous and thoughtful reflections on the causes, drivers and effects of these seminal events on the internal, regional and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa...read more
By Fawaz A. Gerges (editor)

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9781107028630 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 30, 2013, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: The New Middle East is one of the first comprehensive books written by prominent scholars of the region and of comparative politics to critically examine the Arab popular uprisings of 2011-2012.

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9781107616882 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 30, 2013, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: The New Middle East is one of the first comprehensive books written by prominent scholars of the region and of comparative politics to critically examine the Arab popular uprisings of 2011-2012.

In this concise and fascinating book, Fawaz A. Gerges argues that Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn. In The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, Gerges, a public intellectual known widely for his expertise on radical ideologies, including jihadism, argues that the Western powers have become mired in a "terrorism narrative," stemming from the mistaken belief that America is in danger of a devastating attack by a crippled al-Qaeda. To explain why al-Qaeda is no longer a threat, he provides a briskly written history of the organization, showing its emergence from the disintegrating local jihadist movements of the mid-1990s-not just the Afghan resistance of the 1980s, as many believe-in "a desperate effort to rescue a sinking ship by altering its course." During this period, Gerges interviewed many jihadis, gaining a first-hand view of the movement that bin Laden tried to reshape by internationalizing it. Gerges reveals that transnational jihad has attracted but a small minority within the Arab world and possesses no viable social and popular base. Furthermore, he shows that the attacks of September 11, 2001, were a major miscalculation--no "river" of fighters flooded from Arab countries to defend al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, as bin Laden expected. The democratic revolutions that swept the Middle East in early 2011 show that al-Qaeda today is a non-entity which exercises no influence over Arabs' political life.Gerges shows that there is a link between the new phenomenon of homegrown extremism in Western societies and the war on terror, particularly in Afghanistan-Pakistan, and that homegrown terror exposes the structural weakness, not strength, of bin Laden's al-Qaeda. Gerges concludes that the movement has splintered into feuding factions, neutralizing itself more effectively than any Predator drone. Forceful, incisive, and written with extensive inside knowledge, this book will alter the debate on global terrorism.

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9780199790654 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 14, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this concise and fascinating book, Fawaz A.

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9780199974689 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, February 3, 2014), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: Published to widespread media acclaim, Fawaz Gerges's work takes on the past, present, and future of the United States' relationship with the Middle East. Gerges, one of the world's top Middle East scholars, examines the US–Middle East relationship Obama has inherited, analyzes the administration's responses to the challenges it has faced, and highlights what must change in order to improve US outcomes in the region...read more

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9780230113817 | St Martins Pr, May 22, 2012, cover price $28.00

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9781137278395 | Reprint edition (Griffin, July 16, 2013), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Published to widespread media acclaim, Fawaz Gerges's work takes on the past, present, and future of the United States' relationship with the Middle East.

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Product Description: Saudi Arabia is a country in transition, slowly but steadily changing from within and increasingly flexing its muscle and influence regionally. The country has entered the new century as a pivotal regional power. As the birthplace of Islam, it remains a powerful moral leader of the Muslim world, particularly the Arab arena...read more
By Fawaz A. Gerges (foreword by) and James Wynbrandt

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9780816078769 | 2 edition (Facts on File, June 1, 2010), cover price $49.50 | About this edition: Saudi Arabia is a country in transition, slowly but steadily changing from within and increasingly flexing its muscle and influence regionally.

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9780816082506 | 2 edition (Checkmark Books, June 1, 2010), cover price $19.95 | also contains A Brief History Of Saudi Arabia | About this edition: An updated look at the history of Saudi Arabia, offering a balanced, informative perspective and covering everything from the dramatic rise in oil prices to the rights of women.

Draws on the author's extensive research into the minds and motivations of Kamal al-Said Habib, a founder of the jihadist movement, in an account that documents the terrorist's life as well as the experiences of numerous Islamic fundamentalists to offer insight into crucial events from the past thirty years. Reprint.

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9780151012138 | Houghton Mifflin, May 8, 2006, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Middle Eastern expert and media commentator Gerges takes us into the mindset of the jihadi, or holy warrior, that lies behind so many front-page headlines yet remains nearly impenetrable.

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9780156031707 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, March 5, 2007), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Draws on the author's extensive research into the minds and motivations of Kamal al-Said Habib, a founder of the jihadist movement, in an account that documents the terrorist's life as well as the experiences of numerous Islamic fundamentalists to offer insight into crucial events from the past thirty years.

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Product Description: Fawaz Gerges' book on al Qaeda and the jihadist movement has become a classic in the field since it was published in 2005. Here he argued that far from being an Islamist front united in armed struggle, or jihad against the Christian West, as many misguided political commentators and politicians opined, al Qaeda represented a small faction within the jihadist movement, criticized by other groups who preferred to concentrate on changing the Muslim world, rather than attacking the Far Enemy and making the fight global...read more

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9780521519359 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 13, 2009), cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Fawaz Gerges' book on al Qaeda and the jihadist movement has become a classic in the field since it was published in 2005.
9780521791403 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 30, 2005, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Presents a detailed scholarly study of doctrinaire militant Islamists (jihadists), with a particular emphasis on al Qaeda.

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9780521737432 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 6, 2009), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Fawaz Gerges' book on al Qaeda and the jihadist movement has become a classic in the field since it was published in 2005.

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Product Description: This book provides a comprehensive account of the origins of American policy on political Islam, chronicling the policy debates on Islamism in the United States over the course of time. The author then delves deeper into the US political scene to analyze the historical, political, cultural, and security issues that might help explain America's preoccupation with Islam and Muslims...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521630429 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: This book provides a comprehensive account of the origins of American policy on political Islam, chronicling the policy debates on Islamism in the United States over the course of time.

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9780521639576 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: This book provides a comprehensive account of the origins of American policy on political Islam, chronicling the policy debates on Islamism in the United States over the course of time.

Product Description: An analysis of relations between the superpowers and the Arab world between 1955 and 1967 - a critical period from which can be traced the origins of almost every important issue in the Middle East today. The book makes use of extensive archival research, and adopts an international approach...read more

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9780813386966 | Westview Pr, September 1, 1994, cover price $71.50 | About this edition: An analysis of relations between the superpowers and the Arab world between 1955 and 1967 - a critical period from which can be traced the origins of almost every important issue in the Middle East today.

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9780813386973 | Westview Pr, September 1, 1994, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: An analysis of relations between the superpowers and the Arab world between 1955 and 1967 - a critical period from which can be traced the origins of almost every important issue in the Middle East today.

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