Caabu invites you to an online briefing on Tuesday 11 May at 2pm (UK time) with Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash, who will be speaking about their book: The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance, published by Hurst Publishers. Sign up here. The event was rescheduled from a previous date and time.
The Middle East Crisis Factory can be purchased here. Caabu has created an affiliate page on Bookshop. This means, that with any purchase through this site, 10% of the sale price will be sent to us and another 10% will go to support local bookshops. We think this is a great way to support Caabu's work and independent bookshops across the country. More details about this can be found here.
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More details about The Middle East Crisis Factory and Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash are available below or on the book's page on Hurst Publishers.
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About the book
Why is the Middle East a crisis factory, and how can it be fixed? What does the future look like for its 500 million people? And what role should the West play?
Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash tell the story of the modern Middle East as a series of broken promises. They chart the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention, showing how these systems of oppression simultaneously feed off and battle each other. Exploring demographic, economic and social trends, the authors paint a picture of the region’s prospects that is alarming yet hopeful. Finally, they present ambitious and thoughtful ideas that reject both aggressive military intervention and cynical deals with dictators.
This book, written by two children of the region, is about the failures of history, and the reasons for hope. The Middle East Crisis Factory offers a bold vision for those seeking peace and democracy in the Middle East.
The book can be purchased here.
About the speakers
Caabu is a not-for-profit cross-party organisation whose mission is to work for a British Middle East policy that promotes conflict resolution, human rights and civil society in the Arab world through informed debate and mutual understanding. Caabu is one of the most active NGOs working on the Middle East in British parliament since its establishment in 1967. From then on Caabu has assumed an active advocacy, educational and media role.