Best of Enemies Vol. 3: A History of US and Middle East Relations (1984-2013)
The third volume of Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B.’s history of US and Middle East relations begins with Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and ends with Obama’s decision, in 2013, to put military action against Syria on hold. Spanning the First Gulf War, the rise of al-Qaeda, the military response to the September 11 attacks, and the ongoing conflict in Syria, Best of Enemies: Part Three is propelled by a clash between four US presidents and their Middle Eastern antagonists: Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, and Bashar al-Assad.
Covering thirty years of conflict and diplomacy, Best of Enemies: Part Three is a concise and engaging guide to events that were crucial in shaping our current politics, from the rise of populism and the so-called Islamic State to the global refugee crisis.