The Future of the Middle East
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A magnificent reckoning with the extraordinary changes
engulfing the Middle East, by one of our greatest reporters
on the region
Robin Wright first landed in the Middle East on October 6,
1973, the day the fourth Middle East war erupted. She has
covered every country and most major crises in the region
since then, through to the rise of Al-Qaeda and the U.S.
invasion of Iraq. For all the drama of the past, however,
the region's most decisive traumas are unfolding today as
the Middle East struggles to deal with trends that have
already reshaped the rest of the world. And for all the
darkness, there is also hope. Some of the emerging trends
give cause for greater optimism about the future of the
Middle East than at any time since the first Arab-Israeli
War in 1948.
Dreams and Shadows is an extraordinary tour d'horizon of the
new Middle East, with on-the-ground reportage of the ideas
and movements driving change across the region-and the
obstacles they confront. Through the powerful storytelling
for which the author is famous, Dreams and Shadows ties
together the players and events in Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria,
Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey, the Gulf states, and the
Palestinian territories into a coherent vision of what lies
A marvelous field report from the center of the storm, the
book is animated by the characters whose stories give the
region's transformation its human immediacy and urgency. It
is also rich with the history that brought us to this point.
It is a masterpiece of the reporter's art and a work of
profound and enduring insight.
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