Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance w/ Iyad El-Baghdadi & Ahmed Gatnash

4 May 2021 – 14:00 - 15:00 BST
Council for Arab-British Understanding (online)

Council for Arab-British Understanding invites you to an online briefing with Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash, who will be speaking about their book The Middle East Crisis Factory.

Has autocracy won out in the Middle East? Or is another future still possible?

Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash tell the story of the modern Middle East as a series of broken promises. They chart the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention, showing how these systems of oppression simultaneously feed off and battle each other. Exploring demographic, economic and social trends, the authors paint a picture of the region’s prospects that is alarming yet hopeful. Finally, they present ambitious and thoughtful ideas that reject both aggressive military intervention and cynical deals with dictators.

This book, written by two children of the region, is about the failures of history, and the reasons for hope. The Middle East Crisis Factory offers a bold vision for those seeking peace and democracy in the Middle East.

Ahmed Gatnash is a British-Libyan intellectual, activist and entrepreneur, and co-founder of the Kawaakibi Foundation, hosting its Arab Tyrant Manual podcast. He tweets as @gatnash.

Iyad El-Baghdadi is a Palestinian writer, activist and entrepreneur, and founder/president of the Kawaakibi Foundation and its website The Arab Tyrant Manual. He tweets as @iyad_elbaghdadi.

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