Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East

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Oneworld Publications, Nov 14, 2017 - History - 688 pages
In this unparalleled investigation, Christopher Davidson exposes the true extent of Western interference in the Middle East over the past one hundred years. Drawing on the examination of hundreds of leaked and declassified documents, and interviews with former officials, academics, journalists and activists, he shows how the region’s most powerful actors have been manipulated by foreign players in a game that has given rise to dictators, sectarian wars, bloody counter-revolutions and the most brutal incarnation of extremism ever seen.

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A book that provides details of the changing factions in the Middle East, and factors in the rise of ISIS that are not found in the reporting of the news media. Informative because it provides ... Read full review

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For many decades US and UK governments have tried with various methods to defeat popularist, socialist and pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. Throughout the Cold War, the United States ‘War ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Christopher Davidson is a Reader in Middle East Politics at Durham University.

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