The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World by Fawaz A. Gerges
The New Middle East is one of the first comprehensive books written by prominent scholars of the region and of comparative politics to critically examine the Arab popular uprisings of 2011-2012. It contains meticulous and thoughtful reflections on the meanings, causes, drivers and effects of these seminal events on the internal, local and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa. The book features an interdisciplinary approach helpful for understanding and situating the Arab revolts in the contexts that shook the foundations of well-entrenched authoritarian rule. The careful analysis and reflection on the prospects for democratic change in the region ensures the book will have both an immediate and enduring appeal.