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Inside the Arab World
Precious oil and export markets, wars in Lebanon and the Persian Gulf, peace talks at the White House, terrorist eruptions: more now than ever, Arab affairs are the West's affair. And yet as we find ourselves increasingly enmeshed in its politics and economics, the Middle East remains a mystery to most of us, a world of dimly understood connections and impenetrable complex ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Harvard University Press
(first published 1995)
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At the time it was written, one of the best overviews of the history and current challenges facing the Arab world. By now it's a bit outdated, but it is still worth reading, if nothing else to put current events in a broader perspective.