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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse What Every American
Should Know About The Middle East
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What Every American Should Know
About The Middle East

What Every American Should Know About The Middle East by Melissa Rossi (2008) - 493 pages
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The latest edition of Melissa Rossi's popular What Every American Should Know… series gives a crash course on one of the most complex and important regions of the world. Rossi offers a clear analysis of the issues playing out in the Middle East, delving into each country's history, politics, economy, and religions. She exposes firsthand the United States' geopolitical moves and how its presence has affected the region's economic and political development. Rossi's comprehensive guide covers countries such as Israel, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and much more.

Topics include:

  • Why Iran is viewed as a threat by most Middle East countries
  • Why the United States is turning the Persian Gulf into an armed fortress
  • Which resource is more important than petroleum in regional power plays
  • What's really behind the fighting between Sunni and Shia
  • How Saudi Arabia inadvertently feeds the violence in Iraq and beyond
  • Which countries are modern, forward-thinking, stable, and increasingly democratic

With answers that will surprise many Americans, and covering a vast history and cultural complexity that will fascinate any student of the world, What Every American Should Know About the Middle East is a must-read introduction to the most critical region of the twenty-first century.

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What Every American Should Know
About The Middle East

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse What Every American
Should Know About The Middle East
for giving us the
essential information about this critical region.