Books to Understand What's Going On in the Middle East

ISIS. Syria. Iraq. Afghanistan. The Middle East makes world headlines, but it's easy to get lost with all the news. We've picked the best books to keep you informed and learn more about the origins of the region's current affairs.
Anonymous Soldiers by Bruce Hoffman
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The Fall of the Ottomans by Eugene Rogan
ISIS by Jessica Stern and J. M. Berger
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The Kurdish Spring by David L. Phillips and Bernard Kouchner
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The Rise of Islamic State by Patrick Cockburn
The Rise of Islamic State by Patrick Cockburn
Once Upon A Revolution by Thanassis Cambanis
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Cursed Victory by Ahron Bregman
The Two-State Delusion by Padraig O'Malley
Erased from Space and Consciousness by Noga Kadman and Oren Yiftachel
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City of Abraham by Edward Platt
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On Palestine by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe
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ISIS by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan
Isis Unveiled by H. P. Blavatsky
Isis Unveiled by H.P. Blavatsky
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Taliban by James Fergusson
American Taliban by Pearl Abraham
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Arab and Jew by David K. Shipler
Arab-Jewish Activism in Israel-Palestine by Dr Marcelo Svirsky
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Arab Spring Dreams by Nasser Weddady and Sohrab Ahmari
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The Bookseller Of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
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Afghanistan by Sandy Gall
Afghanistan's Political Stability by Dr Ahmad Shayeq Qassem
Afghanistan Declassified by Brian Glyn Williams
Iraq at a Distance by Antonius C. G. M. Robben
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Iraq Full Circle by Darron Wright
Iraq, Inc. by Pratap Chatterjee
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Iran: Empire of the Mind by Michael Axworthy
The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle:… by Michael J. Mooney
American Sniper by Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen
American Sniper by Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen
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Modern American Snipers by Chris Martin and Eric Davis
Iran by M Blake
The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw by Professor John Davis
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After the Arab Spring by John R. Bradley
Israel/Palestine by Tanya Reinhart
Embracing Israel/Palestine by Michael Lerner
Middle Eastern Terrorism by Mark Ensalaco
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No God But God by Reza Aslan
Beyond Fundamentalism by Reza Aslan
Turkey-Syria Relations by Dr Özlem Tür and Professor Raymond Hinnebusch
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
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The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign… by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
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From Baghdad, With Love by Jay Kopelman and Melinda Roth
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Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
Malala Yousafzai 63 Success Secrets by Julia Head
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Pakistan by Imran Khan
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Pakistan on the Brink by Ahmed Rashid
Pakistan's Enduring Challenges by C. Christine Fair and Sarah J. Watson
Daughter of Destiny by Benazir Bhutto
Reconciliation by Benazir Bhutto
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Three Cups Of Tea by Greg Mortenson
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
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Bin Laden by Adam Robinson
Bin Laden's Legacy by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
Bin Laden, Islam, & America's New War on Terrorism by As'Ad Abukhalil
bin Laden by Yossef Bodansky
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The Idea of Israel by Ilan Pappe
The Idea of Israel by Ilan Pappe
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Israel: The Will to Prevail by Danny Danon
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Israel Is Real by Rich Cohen

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