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.

The Truth about Syria

  • Filename: the-truth-about-syria.
  • ISBN: 1403982732
  • Release Date: 2007-05-29
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Barry Rubin
  • Publisher: Macmillan



An authority on the Middle East offers an analytical study of Syria and its key position in the region, examining the country's radical ideologies, competing religious and ethnic groups, and political repression; its role in shaping regional events and policy; and the critical issues that have transformed Syria into a powderkeg. 30,000 first printing.

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 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.

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.

Syria Burning

  • Filename: syria-burning.
  • ISBN: 9781784785185
  • Release Date: 2016-03-22
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Charles Glass
  • Publisher: Verso Books



What are the origins of the Syrian crisis, and why did no one do anything to stop it? Since the upsurge of the Arab Spring in 2011, the Syrian civil war has claimed in excess of 200,000 lives, with an estimated 8 million Syrians, more than a third of the country’s population, forced to flee their homes. Militant Sunni groups, such as ISIS, have taken control of large swathes of the nation. The impact of this catastrophe is now being felt on the streets of Europe and the United States. Veteran Middle East expert Charles Glass combines reportage, analysis, and history to provide an accessible overview of the origins and permutations defining the conflict. He also gives a powerful argument for why the West has failed to get to grips with the consequences of the crisis. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

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