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Middle East

  • An Uncertain Ally

    Turkey under Erdogan's Dictatorship

    By David L. Phillips

    Under the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey has descended into a dictatorship, promotes the Islamist agenda, abuses human rights, limits freedom of expression in the press, and wages war against the Kurds. While Turkey has historically been important geopolitically, it has become an outlier in…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20

  • Out of My Great Sorrows

    The Armenian Genocide and Artist Mary Zakarian

    By Allan Arpajian, Susan Arpajian Jolley

    Out of My Great Sorrows is the story of Philadelphia artist Mary Zakarian, whose life and work were shaped by the experiences of her mother, a survivor of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Written by Mary Zakarian's niece and nephew, the narrative examines the complexities of the artist's life as they…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11
    Armenian Studies

  • Nasser's Peace

    Egypt’s Response to the 1967 War with Israel

    By Michael Sharnoff

    Gamal Abdel Nasser was arguably one of the most influential Arab leaders in history. As President of Egypt from 1956 to 1970, he could have achieved a peace agreement with Israel, yet he preferred to maintain his unique leadership role by affirming pan-Arab nationalism and championing the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-21

  • The Elections in Israel 2015

    Edited by Michal Shamir, Gideon Rahat

    The newest volume in the Elections in Israel series focuses on the twentieth Knesset elections held in March 2015 following the collapse of the third Netanyahu government. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main opposition party, the Zionist Camp, ran a negative personalized election campaign,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13
    Elections of Israel

  • The War on Error

    Israel, Islam and the Middle East

    By Martin Kramer

    In 'The War on Error', historian and political analyst Martin Kramer presents a series of case studies, some based on pathfinding research and others on provocative analysis, that correct misinformation clouding the public's understanding of the Middle East. He also offers a forensic exploration of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30

  • Resistance and Revenge

    The Armenian Assassination of Turkish Leaders Responsible for the 1915 Massacres and Deportations

    Edited by Gerard Chaliand

    Initially published in French under the title Operation Nemesis, this revealing work is a study of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and the individuals responsible for the execution of Turkish leaders involved in the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Derogy's rigorous research and detective work…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30

  • Kasztner's Crime

    By Paul Bogdanor

    This book re-examines one of the most intense controversies of the Holocaust: the role of Rezs Kasztner in facilitating the murder of most of Nazi-occupied Hungary's Jews in 1944. Because he was acting head of the Jewish rescue operation in Hungary, some have hailed him as a saviour. Others have…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30
    Jewish Studies

  • British Miscalculations

    The Rise of Muslim Nationalism, 1918-1925

    Edited by Isaiah Friedman

    In the aftermath of World War I there was furious agitation throughout Islam against the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire. Coupled with the powerful effect of the principle of self-determination, British indifference to Muslim sentiments gave rise to militant nationalism in Islam—which became de…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30

  • Deceptive Images

    Towards a Redefinition of American Judaism

    By Charles S. Liebman

    Deceptive Images is a profoundly thoughtful effort by a social scientist—who is a participant observer in American Jewish life—to come to terms with his concerns about how American Jews and Judaism have been studied, and his sensitivity to the policy implications of such studies. Liebman writes…

    Paperback – 2016-05-30

  • Sacred Justice

    The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis

    By Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy

    Sacred Justice is a cross-genre book that uses narrative, memoir, unpublished letters, and other primary and secondary sources to tell the story of a group of Armenian men who organized Operation Nemesis, a covert operation created to assassinate the Turkish architects of the Armenian Genocide. The…

    Paperback – 2016-05-30

  • Islam and the Infidels

    The Politics of Jihad, Da'wah, and Hijrah

    Edited by David Bukay

    This book discusses Islam, its relationship with the world, and how Muslims perceive the world and their role within it. Using Islamic scriptures and the works of important Muslim clerics, the author explores the Islamic notion that Muslims represent the best of humanity, and as such, have the duty…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29

  • Years of Upheaval

    Axial Changes in Islam Since 1989

    By Raphael Israeli

    Years of Upheaval discusses 'Axial periods' in history; years that witnessed such fundamental reversals in history as to make the world turn upside down and inaugurate a new era. Raphael Israeli sees the post-1989 period as such a period in Islam. He explores events in the Islamic world since the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29

  • Hrant Dink

    An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey

    By Tuba Candar

    This is the biography of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist and political activist. He worked for the democratic rights of all Turkish citizens, including the right to speak freely about the genocide of Anatolia's Armenians in 1915. As a result of his activism, Dink was assassinated by…

    Paperback – 2015-12-30

  • The Elections in Israel 2013

    Edited by Michal Shamir

    The elections for Israel's nineteenth Knesset were held on January 22, 2013. This volume offers an in-depth analysis of Israel's 2013 elections from various perspectives. It presents an up-to-date picture of the complexity of Israeli democracy, and its challenges, achievements, and failures.The…

    Hardback – 2015-09-30

  • Let My People Go

    The Transnational Politics of Soviet Jewish Emigration During the Cold War

    By Pauline Peretz

    American Jews' mobilization on behalf of Soviet Jews is typically portrayed as compensation for the community's inability to assist European Jews during World War II. Yet, as Pauline Peretz shows, the role Israel played in setting the agenda for a segment of the American Jewish community was…

    Hardback – 2015-08-30
    Jewish Studies

  • Bearing Witness

    A Personal Perspective on Sixty Years of Polish History

    Edited by Maria Jarosz

    Bearing Witness offers personal insight into the collective experience of Poles over the last sixty years. One of Poland's leading social scientists combines objective, academic rigor with autobiographical, eyewitness accounts of historic events. Maria Jarosz reflects on the post-World War II world…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30
    Jewish Studies

  • Nothing Abides

    Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam

    Edited by Daniel Pipes

    Daniel Pipes has collected some of his sharpest and most prescient writings from the quarter century 1989–2014. In them, he addresses a range of current topics, from the origins of the civil war in Syria to denying the Islamic factor in terrorism, to the way to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30

  • Water Sheikhs and Dam Builders

    Stories of People and Water in the Middle East

    By Francesca de Chatel

    Francesca de Chatel explores the problems and paradoxes of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa. She takes an entirely new angle on the much-discussed question of water scarcity by examining the history and culture of water from a human perspective. Unlike other books on the subject…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30

  • Jews Against Themselves

    Edited by Edward Alexander

    This volume features powerful essays by Edward Alexander on the phenomenon of anti-Zionism on the part of the Jewish intelligentsia. It also analyzes the explosive growth of traditional anti-Semitism, especially in Europe, among intellectuals and Muslims. Alexander notes that anti-Zionism has…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30

  • The Kurdish Spring

    A New Map of the Middle East

    By David L. Phillips

    Kurds are the largest stateless people in the world. An estimated thirty-two million Kurds live in "Kurdistan," which includes parts of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and Iran—today's "hot spots" in the Middle East. The Kurdish Spring explores the subjugation of Kurds by Arab, Ottoman, and Persian powers for…

    Paperback – 2015-02-28

  • The Mystery of Contemporary Iran

    By Mahnaz Shirali

    The mystery of how an Islamic dictatorship came to power remains more than thirty years after the Islamic Republic's inception in Iran. The precise nature of a regime that calls itself both a republic and Islamic but is neither is little understood. The ayatollahs' unpopularity may have reached…

    Hardback – 2014-10-30

  • The Dark Side of the Crescent Moon

    The Islamization of Europe and its Impact on American/Russian Relations

    By Georgy Gounev

    The Dark Side of the Crescent Moon constitutes a historical and political analysis of the growth of radical Islam throughout the world. It shows how the spread of radical Islam in Europe drove the United States and Russia to become allies of necessity, in order to confront a shared danger. Georgy…

    Paperback – 2014-08-30

  • The Grandchildren

    The Hidden Legacy of 'Lost' Armenians in Turkey

    By Ayse Gul Altinay

    The Grandchildren is a collection of intimate, harrowing testimonies by grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Turkey's "forgotten Armenians"—the orphans adopted and Islamized by Muslims after the Armenian genocide. Through them we learn of the tortuous routes by which they came to terms with the…

    Hardback – 2014-07-30

  • Hatred, Lies, and Violence in the World of Islam

    By Raphael Israeli

    Hatred, Lies, and Violence in the World of Islam examines the torrential flood of anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish, and anti-Zionist propaganda that permeates many Muslim societies. Raphael Israeli locates the source of this anti-Semitic sentiment in the inadequacies and insecurities of Muslim states. By…

    Hardback – 2014-06-30

  • God Laughed

    Sources of Jewish Humor

    By Hershey H. Friedman

    Humor has had a profound effect on the way the Jewish people see the world, and has sustained them through millennia of hardships and suffering. God Laughed reviews, organizes, and categorizes the humor of the ancient Jewish texts—the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, and Midrash—in a clear, readable, and…

    Hardback – 2014-05-30
    Jewish Studies

  • The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors

    By Reeve Robert Brenner

    The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors reveals the victims' frank and thought-provoking answers to searching questions about their experiences: Was the Holocaust God's will? Was there any meaning or purpose in the Holocaust? Was Israel worth the price six million had to pay? Did the experience…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Jewish Studies

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