Egypt-The Elusive Arab Spring by Wafik MoustafaEgypt-The Elusive Arab Spring by Wafik Moustafa

Egypt-The Elusive Arab Spring

byWafik MoustafaForeword byMichael Binyon

Paperback | December 5, 2014

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This hugely authoritative commentary on Egyptian affairs is a must have for anyone who wants to get the real picture.Egypt-The Elusive Arab Spring casts a confident eye back over a span of some two hundred years of modern Egypt's history and brings the reader right up to the essential issues underpinning what is happening in Egypt today.As an Egyptian national, Dr. Wafik Moustafa's account offers us far more than the standard fare of international commentariat. Here you have a genuine front row seat on the famous Arab Street," with surprising insights into the idiosyncratic world presented by Egypt's press and social media.Directly, with the candor of a well-informed old friend, Dr. Moustafa shares powerful insights into how this lynchpin of the Arab world reached the crossroads it finds itself at today. It is a balanced and generally impartial account. To quote Michael Binyon, the distinguishedTimes columnist who introduces this book: "His account is bracing, sharp and, to many, controversial. He says things that many Arab politicians and opinion-makers would rather not hear said."Dr. Moustafa tells us a lot about the forces that have shaped Egypt today. And his widespread contacts with the leading figures in the country's social, intellectual and political life give him a clear-sighted vantage point to warn his countrymen . . . that, unless they are very careful and learn the lessons of recent history, many of their hopes may turn out, yet again, to be disappointments."Wafik Moustafa, MD, is an avid historian and lobbyist. He is chairman of the Conservative Arab Network in London, England, and regularly leads parliamentary delegations to his native Egypt.Michael Binyon, who introduces the book, is a journalist and a senior writer for theTimes of London. "
Michael Binyon OBE, English journalist and eminent foreign correspondent, known for serving as The Times's (of London) Moscow Correspondent as well as reporting from Berlin, Washington and all over the Middle East. He is currently a leader writer for The Times and occasional arts and books critic. Binyon studied at Cambridge Unive...
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Title:Egypt-The Elusive Arab SpringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.86 inPublished:December 5, 2014Publisher:Gilgamesh Publishing Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:190853141X

ISBN - 13:9781908531414

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