Category Archives: Middle East

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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Book Review: Mongols, Huns & Vikings

Mongols, Huns & Vikings, by Hugh Kennedy One might not immediately see the contemporary relevance of exploring the history of the Huns, Arabs & Turks, Mongols, and Vikings, of which only the non-Muslim groups are included in the book’s title, likely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dividing The Spoils

Dividing The Spoils:  The War For Alexander The Great’s Empire, by Robin Waterfield As someone who has read a great deal of the history about the Hellenistic era from one perspective or another [1], it is immensely pleasing to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crossroads Of War

Crossroads Of War:  A Historical Atlas Of The Middle East, by Ian Barnes with Malise Ruthven In many ways, this is an excellent historical atlas, coming from someone who enjoys reading them [1].  The scope of the book is broad, … Continue reading

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What Took You So Long?

Sometimes news happens at inconvenient times.  As I was racing around after work this past Friday, I managed to stop in at my apartment in Vancouver, dropping off books I had read and reviewed, picking up my mail and more … Continue reading

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Thus I Fight

For the past couple of days, the flags I have seen as I have driven around have been flying at half mast in honor of the lives of five police officers in Dallas who died as a result of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kurds: State And Minority In Turkey, Iraq, And Iran

The Kurds:  State And Minority In Turkey, Iraq, And Iran, by James Ciment It is somewhat noteworthy that this particular book is substantially out of date, and worth mentioning how so at the outset.  Seeking to focus on the relationship … Continue reading

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