Middle East 101: A Beginner's Guide for Deployers Travelers and Concerned Citizens (Hardcover)

Middle East 101: A Beginner's Guide for Deployers Travelers and Concerned Citizens By Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, Joseph T. Stanik Cover Image
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This work answers 101 essential questions on the Middle East, Islam, the Arab Spring, al-Qa'ida, and ISIS. It is for those wanting to begin an intellectual immersion into the complexities of the region from pre-biblical times to the post-Arab Spring. The authors have carefully focused on what the deploying soldier, sailor, Marine, coast guardsman or airman needs to know before arriving in the Middle East, including the nuances inherent in a region that is the crossroads of three continents (Europe, Asia, and Africa) and how previous global powers interacted and left their mark. While developed and written for Americans about to deploy to combat zones and areas of operation, it is also of use to a wider audience of Americans serious about the challenges of the region.

About the Author

Youssef Aboul-Enein is a U.S. Navy commander in the Medical Service Corps. Since 9/11, he has been immersed in and advised on counterterrorism and Middle East affairs at the highest levels of the defense department and intelligence community. He has trained thousands of deploying U.S. military personnel in a military career that spans more than two decades. Aboul-Enein has taught graduate level courses on Islam and the Middle East at both the National Intelligence University and National Defense University. He is the author of several books, most notably, Militant Islamist Ideology: Understanding the Global Threat. Joseph T. Stanik, a retired U.S. Navy officer, is the author of Swift and Effective Retribution: The U.S. Sixth Fleet and the Confrontation with Qaddafi and El Dorado Canyon: Reagan's Undeclared War with Qaddafi. A 1978 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he is a long-time teacher of history at the secondary and collegiate levels.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682474273
ISBN-10: 1682474275
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2019
Pages: 448
Language: English