Book reviews - Conflict Resolution: Wider Middle East.

The Wider Middle East remains more State-centric, even if the State is weak, than other world regions where market, technological, ideological, and civilizational currents have advanced further toward a global world society. However, many socio-ecological questions in the Wider Middle East are not bound by the territorial State: water use and water contamination, demographic pressures, and the dangers of ecological breakdowns are all trans-frontier problems and increase the risks of conflict, both within States and between them. Thus conflict resolution analysis and activities are of prime importance.


Alison Pargeter The Muslim Brotherhood: The Burden of Tradition
Fred Halliday Political Journeys
Graham E. Fuller The New Turkish Republic : Turkey as a Pivotal State
Tricia Gates Brown(Ed.). 118 Days: Christian Peacemaker Teams Held Hostage in Iraq
Sue and Steve Williams Being in the Middle by Being at the Edge
Mehran Kamrava (Ed.) International Politics of the Persian Gulf
Pamela Olson Fast Times in Palestine
Eleanor Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon Conflict, Conquest and Conversion
Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation
Muriel Mirak - Weissbach Through the Wall of Fire

Kenneth P. Lizzi Embattled Saints: My Year with the Sufis of Afghanistan
Abdullah Ocalan Prison Writings: The Roots of Civilization
Elizabth Picard and Alexander Ramsbotham (Eds) Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon
Mahmoud Watad and Leonard Grob Teen Voices for the Holy Land
Nadar Hashemi & Danny Postel (Eds). The Syria Dilemma
Malu Halasa (Eds). Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline
Michael M. Gunter. Out of Nowhere. The Kurds of Syria in Peace and War