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Islamists in a Changing Middle East

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Islamists in a Changing World

A new FP Middle East Channel ebook in partnership with the Project on Middle East Political Science.

Drawn from essays originally published on ForeignPolicy.com's Middle East Channel, this collection offers well-informed, timely, and highly readable analysis of the Islamist movements that are reshaping the politics and society of the Middle East.

The election of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt has sharpened the focus on the role of Islamist movements in a rapidly changing Arab world. Social and political movements based on a political reading of Islam have for decades been among the largest, best organized, and most effective forces in many Arab countries. Since the Arab uprisings, they have faced new opportunities and challenges -- from elections in Tunisia and Egypt to fighting in Syria and Libya. Who are these Islamists? What do they want? How do they fit within the political arenas in which they operate?  Islamists in a Changing Middle East, edited by Marc Lynch, brings together reporting and analysis from nearly two dozen of the world's top experts on such movements -- including Khalil el-Anani, Nathan Brown, Shadi Hamid, Michael Wahid Hanna, Laila Lalami, Stephane Lacroix, Nir Rosen, Olivier Roy, and many more.

This special ebook, edited by the Project on Middle East Political Science's Marc Lynch, assembles an exclusive collection of top writers and scholars writing on the region today. Buy it now for just $4.99.

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Afghanistan by Donkey

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Afghanistan by Donkey

A new FP ebook in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

"If you can’t understand a country just from looking at the cities, you certainly can’t understand a war just from reading about the battles." Peter Bergen

Want to understand the disaster that is the war in Afghanistan? Anna Badkhen’s extraordinary account of a year in Northern Afghanistan is a travel guide to a conflict that has raged for the last decade, with little end in sight. Badkhen, a courageous war correspondent, decided to embed not with American troops but with the Afghan people in 2011. Throughout the year, she returns again and again to the country, traveling by foot, by taxi -- and even by donkey -- to the remote villages and hamlets of the Afghan North, reporting as the Taliban take over large swaths of territory and also on the unimaginable daily hardships of life in a place where even such basics as water, electricity, a doctor, and a working school are impossible luxuries.

It’s a place so remote that even the death of Osama bin Laden barely registers, where war is taken as a fact of life, along with the rituals of mourning and celebration that Badkhen is allowed to witness up close. As bestselling author Peter Bergen says in the accompanying introduction to the ebook, a special collaboration of Foreign Policy magazine and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, it is "a bleak tale told by an expert storyteller."

This is the story of her year, a year in the life of a war that will not die.

The book includes a preface by bestselling author Peter Bergen as well as two extraordinary photo portfolios.