Author-commentator on Middle Eastern politics and economics with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia.
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An invaluable book recommended by @ksadjadpour on the Iranian revolution of 1979 that exposes the limitations of retrospective historical analyses but also leads one to conclude that the (possible) revolution of today may have crossed the rubicon. – source
Since the Second World War, Arab armed forces have consistently punched below their weight. They have lost many wars that by all rights they should have won, and in their best performances only ever achieved quite modest accomplishments. Over time, soldiers, scholars, and military experts have offered various explanations for this pattern. Reliance...
@crespo_911 A book every Arab senior officer should read. – source
Arif Naqvi was charismatic, inspiring, and self-made—all the qualities of a successful business leader. The founder of Abraaj, a Dubai-based private-equity firm, Naqvi was the Key Man to the global elite searching for impact investments to make money and do good. He persuaded politicians he could help stabilize the Middle East after 9/11 by providi...
@readthistwice – source
Based on three years of intensive research and analysis of the Nuclear Archives, this new book from the Institute presents a compelling account of Iran’s secret plans to develop nuclear weapons....
A must read detailed book on Iran's work in developing a capacity for nuclear weapons, its efforts to deny and camouflage this after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and its ongoing determination to reach this goal. – source
“Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts.”“Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent.”“Climate change will be an economic disaster.”You’ve heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading.When it comes to climate change, the media, politicians, and other promine...
Fascinating book by Obama's former science advisor that debunks the scientific certainties and alarmist conclusions about climate change and exposes how politicized and dramatized the whole subject has become. – source
A delightful book about an era long ago gone. The cosmopolitan culture of the Middle East because it was seen as associated with colonialism has unfortunately been extinguished over the last century – source
Andrew Scott Coopers book (above) is eye opening in this regard based on transcripts he discovered of discussions between Kissinger, Ardeshir Zahedi, Nixon and the Shah. Very well worth reading. – source
A must read new book: "Conventional war is dying to be replaced by irregular warfare and other instruments of national power such as....... – source
The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more."The most important business--and parenting--book of the year." --Forbes"Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares...
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