Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam

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Profile Books, May 26, 2011 - Political Science - 352 pages

The updated edition of Secret Affairs covers the momentous events of the past year in the Middle East. It reveals the unreported attempts by Britain to cultivate relations with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the fall of Mubarak, the military intervention on the side of Libyan rebel forces which include pro-al-Qaeda elements, and the ongoing reliance on the region's ultimate fundamentalist state, Saudi Arabia, to safeguard its interest in the Middle East.

In this ground-breaking book, Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist groups. Secret Affairs shows how governments since the 1940s have connived with militant forces to control oil resources and overthrow governments. The story of how Britain has helped nurture the rise of global terrorism has never been told.


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Imperial Divide an 1 d Rule
Partition in India and 2 Palestine
Shock Troops in Iran and 3 Egypt
Islam Versus 4 Nationalism
The Global Islamic 5 Mission
Handy Weapons in Jordan and 6 Egypt
The Saudi and Iranian 7 Revolutions
The Afghan 8 Jihad
The Dictator the King and the 9 Ayatollah
A Green Light to Terrorism
Confronting the New Middl e East
Iraq and Afghanistan

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About the author (2011)

Mark Curtis is an author, journalist and consultant: his previous books include Web of Deceit and Unpeople. He is a former Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and was until recently Director of the World Development Movement. He has worked in the field of international development for fourteen years, including as Head of Global Advocacy and Policy at Christian Aid and Head of Policy at ActionAid. Serpent's tail published the previous edition [9781846687631].

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