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Syrie
Author: Frédéric Pichon
Publisher: Editions du Rocher
ISBN: 2268076555
Pages: 152
Year: 2014-05-13
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Au printemps 2011, la Syrie bascule dans une crise politiquequi se mue très vite en une atroce guerre civile. En troisans, ce conflit a fait 150 000 morts, des millions de réfugiés etcausé des dégâts irréversibles au patrimoine culturel.Pourquoi ne pas l'écrire ? Sur le dossier syrien, l'Occidents'est trompé. D'erreurs d'appréciation en déclarationsintempestives, les grandes puissances, dont la France, ontdonné la pénible impression d'une diplomatie de l'improvisation.Les envolées martiales peinent à cacher l'indigence tragiqued'une politique parfois menée par des hommes que lacomplexité du dossier syrien rebute.Aujourd'hui, la Syrie est un sanctuaire pour le Djihad mondial.Comment en est-on arrivé là ? Cet essai répond en tentantd'analyser les simplifications qui ont couté si cher à tout unpeuple.
Syrie, une guerre pour rien
Author: Frédéric Pichon
Publisher: Editions du Cerf
ISBN: 2204115975
Pages: 192
Year: 2017-03-03
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Trois cent mille morts depuis 2011, une paix improbable. Pourquoi la guerre en Syrie est-elle une catastrophe globale ? En quoi les puissances occidentales sontelles aussi responsables de cet échec politique, militaire et moral ? Au nom de quoi ce désastre pourtant annoncé a-t-il été nié ? Et comment la France a-t-elle perdu une partie essentielle au regard de son histoire comme de sa vocation et de ses intérêts ? Le Levant, le Grand jeu, Sykes-Picot, le déchirement libanais, la lutte entre sunnites et chiites, la tragédie des chrétiens mais aussi les Assad, le terrorisme, les frères musulmans, le néo-califat, et en arrière-plan Washington, Ankara, Moscou, Téhéran, La Mecque : c'est la Question d'Orient que convoque ici, sur un siècle, Frédéric Pichon afin d'éclairer, comme jamais, les ombres du présent. Et, surtout, de dessiner les grandes lignes d'une possible, reconstruction de ce berceau du monde, toujours aussi compliqué, mais de plus en plus ravagé. Un décryptage lumineux de l'actualité. Un appel salutaire au réveil de notre diplomatie.
La France atlantiste ou le naufrage de la diplomatie
Author: Hadrien Desuin
Publisher: Editions du Cerf
ISBN: 2204111104
Pages: 192
Year: 2017-04-28
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Comment, en dix ans, la France est-elle devenue la vassale de l'Amérique ? L'Élysée, le supplétif de la Maison-Blanche ? Le Quai d'Orsay, le sanctuaire du néoconservatisme ? Comment, sur deux quinquennats, Nicolas Sarkozy puis François Hollande ont-ils enterré la politique d'indépendance qu'avaient poursuivie Charles de Gaulle et François Mitterrand ? Comment Bernard Kouchner puis Laurent Fabius ont-ils imposé au ministère des Affaires étrangères l'idéologie atlantiste promue par des cercles libéraux et des intellectuels médiatiques ? Comment ce moralisme nous a-t-il conduits à l'impuissance et au cynisme ? De 2007 à 2017, de l'Afghanistan à la Libye et à la Syrie, de Téhéran à Ryad et de Moscou à Kiev en passant par Washington, Bruxelles et Berlin, du Conseil de l'ONU et du Commandement de l'Otan à la Commission européenne, c'est la face cachée de notre démission diplomatique, faite de redditions historiques, d'erreurs stratégiques et de carences militaires, que révèle ici Hadrien Desuin. Un essai magistral appelant à ce que la France retrouve enfin l'intégrité et la singularité que le monde attend d'elle.
Comprendre le Chaos syrien
Author: Alexandre Del Valle, Randa Kassis
Publisher: L'artilleur
ISBN: 2810007322
Pages: 448
Year: 2016-06-08
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Avec les attentats de Paris et Bruxelles, Da’ech a voulu sidérer les citoyens européens en montrant par l’assassinat aveugle que tout « mécréant » doit avoir peur des combattants d’Allah. Pour les jihadistes, l’Europe n’est plus seulement une base-arrière, elle est devenue un théâtre d’opération majeur dans un conflit désormais globalisé et dont le chaos syrien et moyen-oriental est l’épicentre. Il aura hélas fallu attendre ces effroyables attentats puis la mise en oeuvre de la stratégie de Vladimir Poutine en Syrie pour que les gouvernements occidentaux, jadis occupés à dénoncer le seul régime syrien et ses alliés, commencent à renouer avec le réalisme géopolitique. Mais l’Occident continue de considérer comme représentants légitimes de l’opposition syrienne des islamistes aussi fanatiques que Jaysh al-islam, ce qui en dit long sur l’alignement des Occidentaux sur leurs étranges alliés du Golfe et d’Ankara. Selon les auteurs, cet alignement explique en partie l’incroyable prolifération des cellules jihadistes en Europe, face immergée d’un iceberg islamiste qui ronge les démocraties de l’intérieur. Loin du géopolitiquement correct, les auteurs proposent une mise en perspective historique des révolutions arabes et du chaos syrien ainsi qu’une réflexion sur les principes de la realpolitik.
Islamism in the Shadow of Al-Qaeda
Author: François Burgat
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292718136
Pages: 182
Year: 2008-11-01
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From reviews of the original French edition: "Burgat's book delivers the keys to the writings of Azzam, Zawahiri, and bin Laden." --Le Monde Diplomatique "Unlike his contemporaries, Burgat doesn't give in to the media-talk that surrounds us. . . . With his immense historic and sociological background, he offers us a complete, panoramic view of that Arabic Other. . . . Few know the Arab Muslim world better than Burgat." --Politis A renowned authority on Islamic movements, François Burgat lived for eighteen years on the Arabian Peninsula, including his time as director of the French Center for Archaeology and Social Sciences at Yemen. He also dedicated many months to fieldwork in North Africa. Bringing Burgat's decades of expertise to the complex dialogues that have marked the post-9/11 world, Islamism in the Shadow of al-Qaeda delivers much-needed clarity and historical perspective. In Burgat's eyes, most of the West's political and media rhetoric has only fueled al-Qaeda's case, revealing a woeful lack of comprehension regarding the violent authoritarianism that divides the Middle East and creates a breeding ground for terrorism. Islamism in the Shadow of al-Qaeda provides a primer of the three eras of political Islam, from the 1928 founding of the Muslim Brothers to the rise of post-colonial dictatorships and the current radicalization of "Generation al-Qaeda." Offering a new roadmap for stability, Burgat bridges the ideologies--political, religious, and cultural--that must be traversed if the deadly sectarianism is to be superseded.
Muse
Author: Mary Novik
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385668228
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-08-13
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Richly engaging historical adventure in the vein of The Winter Palace and The Malice of Fortune. Muse is the story of the charismatic woman who was the inspiration behind Petrarch's sublime love poetry. Solange Le Blanc begins life in the tempestuous streets of 14th century Avignon, a city of men dominated by the Pope and his palace. When her mother, a harlot, dies in childbirth, Solange is raised by Benedictines who believe she has the gift of clairvoyance. Trained as a scribe, but troubled by disturbing visions and tempted by a more carnal life, she escapes to Avignon, where she becomes entangled in a love triangle with the poet Petrarch, becoming not only his muse but also his lover. Later, when her gift for prophecy catches the Pope's ear, Solange becomes Pope Clement VI's mistress and confidante in the most celebrated court in Europe. When the plague kills a third of Avignon's population, Solange is accused of sorcery and is forced once again to reinvent herself and fight against a final, mortal conspiracy. Muse is a sweeping historical epic that magically evokes the Renaissance, capturing a time and place caught between the shadows of the past and the promise of a new cultural awakening.
Revelation
Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
Pages: 64
Year: 1999-01-01
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.
Black Flags
Author: Joby Warrick
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0804168938
Pages: 384
Year: 2016
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"When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi began by directing hotel bombings and assassinations in Jordan from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion of that country in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, the CIA inadvertently created a monster. Like-minded radicals saw him as a hero resisting the infidel occupiers and rallied to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings continued for years until Jordanian intelligence provided the Americans with the crucial intelligence needed to eliminate Zarqawi in a 2006 airstrike. But his movement endured, first called al-Qaeda in Iraq, then renamed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, seeking refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. And as the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of a sweeping, ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Joby Warrick weaves together heart-pounding, moment-by-moment operational details with overarching historical perspectives to reveal the long trajectory of today's most dangerous Islamic extremist threat"--
Death sentence
Author: Maurice Blanchot, Lydia Davis
Publisher: Barrytown/ Station Hill Pr
ISBN: 1886449414
Pages: 81
Year: 1998-06
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This long awaited reprint of a book about which John Hollander wrote: 'A masterful version of one of the most remarkable novels in any language since World War II, ' is the story of the narrator's relations with two women, one terminally ill, the other found motionless by him in a darkened room after a bomb explosion has separated them. 'Through more than 40 years, the French writer Maurice Blanchot has produced an astonishing body of fiction and criticism, ' writes Gilbert Sorrentino in the New York Review of Books, ' and John Updike in The New Yorker: 'Blanchot's prose gives an impression, like Henry James, of carrying meanings so fragile they might crumble in transit.'
Ashes of Hama
Author: Raphael Lefevre
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199365334
Pages: 288
Year: 2013-10-01
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When the convulsions of the Arab Spring first became manifest in Syria in March 2011, the Ba'athist regime was quick to blame the protests on the "Syrian Muslim Brotherhood" and its "al-Qaeda affiliates." But who are these Islamists so determined to rule a post-Assad Syria? Little has been published on militant Islam in Syria since Hafez Assad's regime destroyed the Islamist movement in its stronghold of Hama in February 1982. This book bridges that gap by providing readers with the first comprehensive account of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's history to date. In this ground-breaking account of Syria's most prominent, yet highly secretive, Islamist organisation, the author draws on previously untapped sources: the memoirs of former Syrian jihadists; British and American archives; and also a series of wide-ranging interviews with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's historical leaders as well as those who battled against them--many speaking on the record for the first time. Ashes of Hama uncovers the major aspects of the Islamist struggle: from the Brotherhood's radicalisation and its "jihad" against the Ba'athist regime and subsequent exile, to a spectacular comeback at the forefront of the Syrian revolution in 2011--a remarkable turnaround for an Islamist movement which all analysts had pronounced dead amid the ruins of Hama in 1982.
Creating Russophobia
Author: Guy Mettan
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 0997896558
Pages:
Year: 2017
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"Why do the USA, UK and Europe so hate Russia? How it is that Western antipathy, once thought due to anti-Communism, could be so easily revived over a crisis in distant Ukraine, against a Russia no longer communist? Why does the West accuse Russia of empire-building, when 15 states once part of the defunct Warsaw Pact are now part of NATO, and NATO troops now flank the Russian border? These are only some of the questions Creating Russophobia iinvestigates. Mettan begins by showing the strength of the prejudice against Russia through the Western response to a series of events: the Uberlingen mid-air collision, the Beslan hostage- taking, the Ossetia War, the Sochi Olympics and the crisis in Ukraine. He then delves into the historical, religious, ideological and geopolitical roots of the detestation of Russia in various European nations over thirteen centuries since Charlemagne competed with Byzantium. Mettan examines the geopolitical machinations expressed in those times through the medium of religion, leading to the great Christian schism between Germanic Rome and Byzantium and the European Crusades against Russian Orthodoxy. This history of taboos, prejudices and propaganda directed against the Orthodox Church provides the mythic foundations that shaped Western disdain for contemporary Russia. From the religious and imperial rivalry created by Charlemagne and the papacy to the genesis of French, English, German and then American Russophobia, the West has been engaged in more or less violent hostilities against Russia for a thousand years. Contemporary Russophobia is manufactured through the construction of an anti-Russian discourse in the media and the diplomatic world, and the fabrication and demonization of The Bad Guy, now personified by Vladimir Putin"--Provided by publisher.
The Strange Death of Europe
Author: Douglas Murray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472964276
Pages: 384
Year: 2018-06-14
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The Strange Death of Europe is the internationally bestselling account of a continent and a culture caught in the act of suicide, now updated with new material taking in developments since it was first published to huge acclaim. These include rapid changes in the dynamics of global politics, world leadership and terror attacks across Europe. Douglas Murray travels across Europe to examine first-hand how mass immigration, cultivated self-distrust and delusion have contributed to a continent in the grips of its own demise. From the shores of Lampedusa to migrant camps in Greece, from Cologne to London, he looks critically at the factors that have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their alteration as a society. Murray's "tremendous and shattering" book (The Times) addresses the disappointing failures of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt, uncovering the malaise at the very heart of the European culture. His conclusion is bleak, but the predictions not irrevocable. As Murray argues, this may be our last chance to change the outcome, before it's too late.
The Roman Near East, 31 B.C.-A.D. 337
Author: Fergus Millar
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674778863
Pages: 587
Year: 1993
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From Augustus to Constantine, the Roman Empire in the Near East expanded step by step, southward to the Red Sea and eastward across the Euphrates to the Tigris. In a remarkable work of interpretive history, Fergus Millar shows us this world as it was forged into the Roman provinces of Syria, Judaea, Arabia, and Mesopotamia. His book conveys the magnificent sweep of history as well as the rich diversity of peoples, religions, and languages that intermingle in the Roman Near East. Against this complex backdrop, Millar explores questions of cultural and religious identity and ethnicity--as aspects of daily life in the classical world and as part of the larger issues they raise. As Millar traces the advance of Roman control, he gives a lucid picture of Rome's policies and governance over its far-flung empire. He introduces us to major regions of the area and their contrasting communities, bringing out the different strands of culture, communal identity, language, and religious belief in each. The Roman Near East makes it possible to see rabbinic Judaism, early Christianity, and eventually the origins of Islam against the matrix of societies in which they were formed. Millar's evidence permits us to assess whether the Near East is best seen as a regional variant of Graeco-Roman culture or as in some true sense oriental. A masterful treatment of a complex period and world, distilling a vast amount of literary, documentary, artistic, and archaeological evidence--always reflecting new findings--this book is sure to become the standard source for anyone interested in the Roman Empire or the history of the Near East.
2030
Author: Pepe Escobar
Publisher:
ISBN: 1608880354
Pages: 54
Year: 2015-11-17
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A nomadic political analyst realizes he will soon become a grandfather. So he decides to write a digital letter to his grandson-to-be; an intangible legacy, encompassing some lessons he learned from life. The letter can only be "opened" in 2030, when the grandson will be a teenager in a world in turmoil. Beginning with Bob Dylan and touching on techno, Keats, Maserati, Siddhartha, Shakespeare, Blake, Borges, Xuanzang and scores of other legacies, the author shares his experience and wisdom in a deeply cultured and tremendously moving ode to the beauty and richness of past and future worlds. A wonderful gift for any seeker. Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent/columnist for Asia Times/Hong Kong, and an analyst for RT and Sputnik in Russia, and TomDispatch in the U.S. He has worked as a foreign correspondent since 1985, in North America, Western Europe and across Asia. He is the author of Globalistan; Red Zone Blues; Obama does Globalistan; and Empire of Chaos, all published by Nimble Books. He commutes between Europe and Asia. Follow him on Facebook.
American Vertigo
Author: Bernard-Henri Lévy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307430626
Pages: 320
Year: 2007-12-18
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What does it mean to be an American, and what can America be today? To answer these questions, celebrated philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henri Lévy spent a year traveling throughout the country in the footsteps of another great Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, whose Democracy in America remains the most influential book ever written about our country. The result is American Vertigo, a fascinating, wholly fresh look at a country we sometimes only think we know. From Rikers Island to Chicago mega-churches, from Muslim communities in Detroit to an Amish enclave in Iowa, Lévy investigates issues at the heart of our democracy: the special nature of American patriotism, the coexistence of freedom and religion (including the religion of baseball), the prison system, the “return of ideology” and the health of our political institutions, and much more. He revisits and updates Tocqueville’s most important beliefs, such as the dangers posed by “the tyranny of the majority,” explores what Europe and America have to learn from each other, and interprets what he sees with a novelist’s eye and a philosopher’s depth. Through powerful interview-based portraits across the spectrum of the American people, from prison guards to clergymen, from Norman Mailer to Barack Obama, from Sharon Stone to Richard Holbrooke, Lévy fills his book with a tapestry of American voices–some wise, some shocking. Both the grandeur and the hellish dimensions of American life are unflinchingly explored. And big themes emerge throughout, from the crucial choices America faces today to the underlying reality that, unlike the “Old World,” America remains the fulfillment of the world’s desire to worship, earn, and live as one wishes–a place, despite all, where inclusion remains not just an ideal but an actual practice. At a time when Americans are anxious about how the world perceives them and, indeed, keen to make sense of themselves, a brilliant and sympathetic foreign observer has arrived to help us begin a new conversation about the meaning of America. From the Hardcover edition.