The Mess They Made

The Mess They Made

The Middle East After Iraq

Book - 2009 | Rev. ed.
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As Iraq descends ever closer to civil war, no one doubts that George W. Bush's Iraq strategy has been an abysmal failure -- just as Gwynne Dyer argued it would be in both Ignorant Armies and Future: Tense . The question now is what will happen not just in Iraq but in the whole Middle East region once American troops are withdrawn. In The Mess They Made , Dyer predicts that the Middle East will go through the biggest shake up since the region was conquered and folded into the Ottoman Empire five centuries ago.

In his trademark vivid prose, and in arguments as clear as his research is thorough, Dyer brings his considerable knowledge and understanding of the region to bear on the issue of how widespread the meltdown in the Middle East will likely be. In five chapters, Dyer points the way from present policies and events to likely future developments in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and in the various other countries of the region, not least of which is nuclear-armed Israel.
Publisher: Toronto : Emblem, McClelland and Stewart, c2009.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780771029813
Branch Call Number: 956.054 D996 2009
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 22 cm.


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Dec 05, 2015

Well written but now dated

Oct 29, 2013

An honest account of the American "mess" in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the missed opportunity to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. Dyer's analysis seems weaker with regard to Egypt, Libya, and Syria - with the benefit of hindsight. Dyer injects his trademark dry humour throughout this book.

Oct 20, 2008

iraq aftermath, good stuff

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