Bustan Vol. 14, No. 1 (July 2023)

Bustan Vol. 14, No. 1 (July 2023).


Bustan Vol. 14, No. 1 (July 2023).

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  • Iraq and Saudi Arabia: Friends and Enemies, Partners and Rivals
    Saudi Arabia and Iraq as Friends and Enemies: Borders, Tribes and a History Shared by Joshua Yaphe; A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The Saudi Struggle for Iraq by Katherine Harvey
    Review by: Thomas W. Lippman
  • Al-Qaʿida Revisited
    The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about Al-Qaeda, Its Leader and His Family by Nelly Lahoud; The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden by Peter Bergen
    Review by: Brynjar Lia
  • US-Saudi Relations: Plus Ça Change, Plus C’Est La Même Chose
    Oil Powers: A History of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance by Victor McFarland; Oil Money: Middle East Petrodollars and the Transformation of U.S. Empire, 1967–1988 by David M. Wight
    Review by: Gerald Feierstein

Book Reviews

  • Stranger in My Own Land: Palestine, Israel and One Family’s Story of Home by Fida Jiryis
    Review by: Ephraim Lavie

  • A Culture of Ambiguity: An Alternative History of Islam by Thomas Bauer
    Review by: Derek Lief

  • Empire and Jihad: The Anglo-Arab Wars of 1870–1920 by Neil Faulkner
    Review by: Richard Reid

  • Bibi: My Story by Benjamin Netanyahu
    Review by: Mohamad AlDhuhoori

  • Reaching for the Heights: The Inside Story of a Secret Attempt to Reach Syrian-Israeli Peace by Frederic C. Hof
    Review by: Asher Kaufman

  • The Islamic Movement in Israel by Tilde Rosmer
    Review by: Inbal Tal

  • Persian Gulf Command: A History of the Second World War in Iran and Iraq by Ashley Jackson
    Review by: Andrew Stewart

  • Revolutions Aesthetic: A Cultural History of Ba‘thist Syria by Max Weiss
    Review by: Joel D. Parker

  • Erdoğan’s War: A Strongman’s Struggle at Home and in Syria by Gönül Tol
    Review by: Remi Daniel

  • Sunnis and Shi‘a: A Political History by Laurence Louër
    Review by: Oliver Scharbrodt

  • The Unfinished History of the Iran-Iraq War: Faith, Firepower, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards by Annie Tracy Samuel
    Review by: Omer Carmi

  • The Iraqi Kurds and the Cold War: Regional Politics, 1958–1975 by Hawraman Ali
    Review by: Yaniv Voller

  • Jewish Morocco: A History from Pre-Islamic to Postcolonial Times by Emily Gottreich
    Review by: Daniel Zisenwine