Category Archives: Middle East

What To Give To The Crown Prince Who Has Everything

Very recently, a playboy son of the current Saudi king, Mohammad bin Salmon, was made crown prince instead of an older relative, Muhammad bin Nayef.  The reasons for this change are unclear to me, but as a student of affairs … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Fight For Jerusalem: Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City

The Fight For Jerusalem:  Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City, by Dore Gold As someone who reads a fair amount of the Middle East [1], I have certain expectations about a book like this.  I … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Napoleon’s Egypt

Napoleon’s Egypt:  Invading The Middle East, by Juan Cole, read by Grover Gardner I found this book greatly disappointing.  As someone interested in military history and more than a little bit fond of reading about the Middle East [1], I … Continue reading

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Qatar And The Perils Of Edge Induced Cohesion

For almost as long as I have been writing this particular blog–almost seven years at this point–I have found the problem of the cohesion of the Sunni Arab world to be a subject that comes up over and over again … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jerusalem In Prophecy

Jerusalem In Prophecy:  God’s State For The Final Drama, by Randall Price In all fairness, when I pondered about whether to read this book or not I thought I was going to be able to tear into this book rather … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century

The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century, by Andrew D. Buck One of my favorite parts of being a prolific book reviewer for the De Re Militari is being able to read books on a variety … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clash Of Kingdoms

Clash Of Kingdoms:  What The Bible Says About Russia, Isis, Iran, and the End Times, by Charles Dyer and Mark Tobey [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Thomas Nelson.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diaspora

Diaspora:  Exile And The Contemporary Jewish Condition, edited by Etan Levine As is the case often with books I read, I feel simultaneously too close and at some remove from this book and its subject matter.  Although I come from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case Of The Jews From Arab Countries: A Neglected Issue

The Case Of The Jews From Arab Countries:  A Neglected Issue, by Maurice M. Roumani Although this book was published in 1983, it does not suffer at all for having been written comparatively long ago regarding the state of Arab-Israeli … Continue reading

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Book Review: Superpower

Superpower:  Three Choices For America’s Role In The World, by Ian Bremmer This is a thoughtful book on political worldview, and a far better book than a reader has any reason to expect given the subject matter and given the … Continue reading

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