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Shadow wars : the secret struggle for the Middle East
Shadow wars : the secret struggle for the Middle East
Davidson, Christopher2016
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Main title:
Imprint:
London : Oneworld Publications, 2016.
Collation:
xiii, 672 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.Counter-revolution -- A Pattern Emerges -- Lessons from the past -- nothing is new -- Lessons from the past -- the preventive counter-revolutions -- Britain's hungry empire -- The threat from Arab nationalism -- Trouble on the Arabian Peninsula -- revolution reaches Yemen -- The contagion spreads -- the Sultanate of Oman -- The smaller sheikhdoms -- preventive measures -- 2.Cold War, Oil War -- America Takes Over -- America's even hungrier empire -- America's global counter-revolution -- America's Middle East -- special treatment for a special case -- Removing the rivals -- Iranian democracy -- Removing the rivals -- taking on the Arabs -- Strengthening the status quo -- the arms trade -- Strengthening the status quo -- military bases -- Strengthening the status quo -- mercenaries -- 3.The Road to al-Qaeda -- The CIA's Baby -- Searching for an Islamic state -- Britain's caliphate --Contents note continued: Searching for an Islamic state -- Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood -- Mobilizing jihad -- the case of Afghanistan -- Operation Cyclone -- Anglo-American jihad -- Foreign fighters, foreign cash -- The Islamic Republic of Iran -- a secret relationship -- 4.Allied to Jihad -- Useful Idiots -- The Taliban -- America's new ally -- Keeping bin Laden on board -- The war against Serbia -- Bosnian jihad -- The war against Serbia -- Kosovan jihad -- The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group -- Britain's new ally -- The road to 9/11 -- managing blowback -- 9/11 -- saving Saudi Arabia -- 9/11 -- protecting the funding networks -- The fake `War on Terror' -- Afghanistan -- The fake `War on Terror' -- Iraq -- 5.The Arab Spring -- A System Threatened -- A New Challenge, a New Hope -- The road to 2011 -- regimes in decay -- Tunisia -- the Jasmine Revolution -- Egypt -- the Republic of Tahrir -- Yemen -- revolution in Arabia --Contents note continued: Breaking the fear barrier -- a chance for cosmopolitanism -- The economic storm -- enter neo-liberalism -- The economic storm -- the rise of crony capitalism -- The economic storm -- the rise of Gulf capitalism -- From modernizing Arabs to revolutionary Arabs -- Cosmopolitan communications -- from satellites to social media -- 6.Plan `A' -- Islamists Versus the Deep State -- The need for counter-revolution -- Egypt -- back to the Brotherhood -- Egypt -- an uneasy alliance -- Egypt -- military dictatorship -- Egypt -- `Sisi mania' -- Egypt -- the Qatar connection -- Egypt -- Saudi Arabia takes on the Brotherhood -- Tunisia -- under pressure -- Tunisia -- sleepwalking to counter-revolution -- Yemen -- outmanoeuvring the Arab Spring -- Bahrain -- the forgotten revolution -- 7.Plan `B' -- A Fake Arab Spring -- Containable protests -- Axis against axis -- faking the Arab Spring -- Libya -- Gaddafi's strange regime -- Libya -- flirting with neo-liberalism --Contents note continued: Libya -- not so supplicant -- Libya -- the uprising -- Libya -- subverting the National Transitional Council -- Libya -- NATO takes action -- Libya -- an international crime -- Libya -- the scramble for assets -- Libya -- a role for al-Qaeda -- Libya -- searching for a Sisi -- Syria -- parallel plans -- Syria -- the uprising begins -- Syria -- preparing for intervention -- Syria -- enter the proxies -- Syria -- arming the rebels -- Syria -- Searching for the `Red Line' -- Syria -- back to the battlefield -- Syria -- the media war -- Yemen -- a painful intervention -- Yemen -- bringing back al-Qaeda -- 8.Enter the Islamic State -- A Phantom Menace -- Al-Qaeda's limits -- The Need for `National Jihadists' -- Iraq -- the incubation chamber -- Iraq -- the emerging Islamic State -- Iraq -- the proto-caliphate -- The Islamic State -- mysterious new leadership -- The Islamic State -- a persuasive ideology -- Opportunities in Syria -- Expansion in Iraq --Contents note continued: The caliphate restored -- The resurrection of Saddam Hussein -- `Remaining and expanding' -- services and recruitment -- `Remaining and expanding' -- masters of propaganda -- 9.The Islamic State -- A Strategic Asset -- Qui bono -- to whose profit? -- The manufacturing of evil -- the new bogeyman -- The business of evil -- a history of cashing in -- The business of evil -- the arms industry bonanza -- Surprise, surprise -- the Islamic State came from nowhere -- The strangest road to war -- A Campaign of Contradictions -- Explaining failure -- the official line -- Suspicions mount -- challenging the narrative -- Follow the money -- the self-funding narrative -- Follow the money -- the Islamic State's funders -- Funders need facilitators -- the role of Turkey -- 10.The Islamic State -- A Gift That Keeps Giving -- The return of the `War on Terror' -- The Islamic State in Libya -- The Islamic State in Yemen -- The fight for Mali --Contents note continued: Boko Haram -- Nigeria under attack -- Boko Haram -- the shift to the Islamic State -- Boko Haram -- generous sponsors -- Boko Haram -- delivering results -- Beyond Panetta -- other pledges to the Islamic State -- Russia and China -- superpower implications -- Epilogue -- Keeping the Wheel Turning -- Getting business back to usual -- The exploitation of Egypt -- Wild card number one -- opening up Iran -- A New Iran, a New Sectarian War -- Wild card number two -- American oil -- A New Saudi Arabia, A New Chapter.
ISBN:
9781786070012
Dewey class:
956.05
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibrarySociety and Beliefs956.05 DAVAvailable
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