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    DescriptionAli al Shihabi analyzes the two most dangerous political fault lines running across the Middle East today: the Arab-Israeli conflict and Arabian-Iranian tensions. In "Arabian War Games," the author proposes, "through the use of fiction, " a scenario where these issues all come to head in an explosive climax. It is 2013, and the regime in Iran, by then nearly choking to death under sanctions, attempts to cut the noose around its neck by invading Arabia in collusion with its ally Iraq. At the same time, Israeli elites, increasingly obsessed with preserving their Jewish majority and visualizing the "Jewish state" as slowly drowning in a sea of Arabs, conclude that the time has come to forcibly expel their rapidly growing Israeli-Arab minority into Jordan. The U.S., fatigued by Middle East wars, confused by Iraq's collusion with Iran, overwhelmed by the resultant collapse of global financial markets, and impotent in front of a determined Israel, helplessly watches events play out. Eschewing the tendency of professional predictors to avoid forecasting the "outlandish," Shihabi explores these potential scenarios in a granular fashion, paying particular attention to the mind-set and thinking of the ruling elites who are driving these events. Far from mere sensationalism, "Arabian War Games" is a careful analysis of the stress points currently at play in the region. Not only does Shihabi dissect these fault lines and their possible outcomes with incisiveness, he also proposes alternative, creative solutions, in the hopes that such scenarios can be avoided.

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    Arabian War Games
    Cataclysmic Wars Redraw the Map of the Middle East
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ali Al Shihabi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 198
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    ISBN 13: 9781469784861
    ISBN 10: 1469784866

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FJM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    B&T Merchandise Category: TS
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC014000, FIC037000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    26 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington IN