The Truth about Syria

  • Filename: the-truth-about-syria.
  • ISBN: 0230605206
  • Release Date: 2007-05-29
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Barry Rubin
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Syria has long presented a serious problem for the Middle East region and U.S. policy. With its mix of competing religious and ethnic groups, radical ideologies, and political repression, it is a 72,000-square-mile time bomb waiting to go off. Yet surprisingly, very little is known about this country and the role it has played in shaping the destiny of the Middle East. In The Truth about Syria, Middle East expert Barry Rubin looks at the critical issues that have made the country the powderkeg of the Middle East and offers an insightful analysis of the effects of recent developments.

Inventing the Axis of Evil

  • Filename: inventing-the-axis-of-evil.
  • ISBN: 1565849043
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 213
  • Author: Bruce Cumings
  • Publisher:

Experts on Iran, Syria, and North Korea set the record straight on these three "evil" countries with hard facts, exploring each country's history and internal politics alongside U.S. interventions. 10,000 first printing.

Inside Syria

  • Filename: inside-syria.
  • ISBN: 9781616149499
  • Release Date: 2014-10-07
  • Number of pages: 313
  • Author: Reese Erlich
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books

Based on firsthand reporting from Syria and throughout the Middle East, Inside Syria unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian Civil War. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with rebel leaders, regime supporters, and Syrian president Bashar al-Assad himself,veteran journalist Reese Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters. Through his many contacts inside Syria, the author reveals who is supporting Assad and why; he describes the agendas of the rebel factions; and he depicts in stark terms the dire plight of many ordinary Syrian people caught in the cross-fire. The book also provides insights into the role of the Kurds, the continuing influence of Iran, and the policies of American leaders who seem interested only in protecting US regional interests. Disturbing and enlightening at once, this timely book shows you not only what is happening inside Syria but why it is so important for the Middle East, the US, and the world. From the Hardcover edition.

The Truth About Camp David

  • Filename: the-truth-about-camp-david.
  • ISBN: 9780786740215
  • Release Date: 2009-04-29
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Clayton E Swisher
  • Publisher: Nation Books

The collapse of both sets of Arab-Israeli negotiations in 2000 led not only to recrimination and bloodshed, with the outbreak of the second intifada, but to the creation of a new myth. Syrian and Palestinian intransigence was blamed for the current disastrous state of affairs, as both parties rejected a "generous" peace offering from the Israelis that would have brought peace to the region. The Truth About Camp David shatters that myth. Based on the riveting, eyewitness accounts of more than forty direct participants involved in the latest rounds of Arab-Israeli negotiations, including the Camp David 2000 summit, former federal investigator-turned-investigative journalist Clayton E. Swisher provides a compelling counter-narrative to the commonly accepted history. The Truth About Camp David details the tragic inner workings of the Clinton Administration's negotiating mayhem, their eleventh hour blunders and miscalculations, and their concluding decision to end the Oslo process with blame and disengagement. It is not only a fascinating historical look at Middle East politics on the brink of disaster, but a revelatory portrait of how all-too-human American political considerations helped facilitate the present crisis.

It IS About Islam

  • Filename: it-is-about-islam.
  • ISBN: 9781501126130
  • Release Date: 2015-08-18
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Glenn Beck
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

#1 bestselling author and radio host Glenn Beck exposes the real truth behind the roots of Islamic extremism in Muslim teachings in this sharply insightful handbook that debunks commonly held assumptions about Islam and the dream of a renewed caliphate. From the barbarians of ISIS to the terror tactics of Al-Qaeda and its offshoots, to the impending threat of a nuclear Iran, those motivated by extreme fundamentalist Islamic faith have the power to endanger and kill millions. The conflict with them will not end until we face the truth about those who find their inspiration and justification in the religion itself. Drawing on quotes from the Koran and the hadith, as well as from leaders of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood, Glenn Beck seeks to expose the true origins of Islamic extremism as well as the deadly theological motivations behind these agencies of destruction. Using the same unique no-holds-barred style from his bestselling books Control and Conform, Glenn Beck offers straight facts and history about the fundamental beliefs that inspire so many to kill.

The Morning They Came for Us

  • Filename: the-morning-they-came-for-us.
  • ISBN: 9781408851098
  • Release Date: 2016-02-25
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Janine di Giovanni
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Winner of the Hay Festival Award for Prose In May of 2012, Janine di Giovanni travelled to Syria, marking the beginning of a long relationship with the country, as she began reporting from both sides of the conflict, witnessing its descent into one of the most brutal, internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught up in the fighting, Syria came to consume her every moment, her every emotion. Speaking to those directly involved in the war, di Giovanni relays the personal stories of rebel fighters thrown in jail at the least provocation; of children and families forced to watch loved ones taken and killed by regime forces with dubious justifications; and the stories of the elite, holding pool parties in Damascus hotels, trying to deny the human consequences of the nearby shelling. Delivered with passion, fearlessness and sensitivity, The Morning They Came for Us is an unflinching account of a nation on the brink of disintegration, charting an apocalyptic but at times tender story of life in a jihadist war ? and an unforgettable testament to human resilience in the face of devastating, unimaginable horrors.

Human Rights in Syria

  • Filename: human-rights-in-syria.
  • ISBN: 0929692691
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Human Rights Watch

In the early 1980's, Syria's powerful army and prevasive security apparatus crushed opposition to the regime of Hafez Asad with great violence, killing at least 10,000 citizens and jailing thousands more. This report charges that in the intervening years, the government's respect for fundamental human rights has barely improved.

The Book of Daniel

  • Filename: the-book-of-daniel.
  • ISBN: 0391041282
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 482
  • Author: John Joseph Collins
  • Publisher: BRILL

International experts offer fresh insights into: (1) Review of Scholarship and Context; (2) Near Eastern Milieu; (3) Interpretation of Specific Passages; (4) Social Setting; (5) Literary Context, Including Qumran; (6) Reception in Judaism and Christianity; (7) Textual History; and (8) Theology of Daniel.

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

  • Filename: the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden.
  • ISBN: 1784784362
  • Release Date: 2016-03-29
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Seymour M. Hersh
  • Publisher: Verso

Electrifying investigation of White House lies about the assassination of Osama bin Laden In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news did much to boost President Obama s first term and played a major part in his reelection victory of the following year. But much of the story of that night, as presented to the world, was incomplete, or a lie. The evidence of what actually went on remains hidden. At the same time, the full story of the United States involvement in the Syrian civil war has been kept behind a diplomatic curtain, concealed by doublespeak. It is a policy of obfuscation that has compelled the White House to turn a blind eye to Turkey s involvement in supporting ISIS and its predecessors in Syria. This investigation, which began as a series of essays in the "London Review of Books," has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the world media. In his introduction, Hersh asks what will be the legacy of Obama s time in office. Was it an era of change we can believe in or a season of lies and compromises that continued George W. Bush s misconceived War on Terror? How did he lose the confidence of the general in charge of America s forces who acted in direct contradiction to the White House? What else do we not know?"

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