A Rage for Order: The Arab World in Turmoil, from Tahrir by Robert F. Worth

By Robert F. Worth

In 2011, a wave of revolution unfold in the course of the heart East as protesters demanded an finish to tyranny, corruption, and monetary decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a new release of younger Arabs insisted on a brand new ethos of universal citizenship. 5 years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker solid as previous divides reemerge and deepen. in a single nation after one other, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top.

A Rage for Order is the 1st paintings of literary journalism to trace the tormented legacy of what used to be known as the Arab Spring. within the kind of V. S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the prestigious ny instances correspondent Robert F. worthy brings the historical past of the current to existence via bright tales and pix. We meet a Libyan insurgent who needs to come to a decision even if to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian health practitioner who's stuck among his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a brand new, tolerant democracy.

Combining dramatic storytelling with an unique research of the Arab international this day, A Rage for Order captures the psychic and genuine civil wars raging in the course of the heart East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave option to a brand new age of discord.

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For details on Iran's charges, see Kzar Haydar, Udwan al-Nizam al-lraqi (Aggression of the Iraqi regime) (No publisher given, 1982). 30. , The Security of the Persian Gulf (London: Croom Helm, 1981), pp. 217-18. 31. For details, see Khadduri, Gulf War, pp. 68-70. 3 Strategic and Political Objectives in the Gulf War Iran's View Eric Hooglund From September 1980 until mid-August 1988, Iran was preoccupied with trying to end what it termed the "imposed war" with Iraq. From the beginning, Tehran pursued both military and diplomatic strategies to resolve the conflict.

Khomeini and his followers believed that the existing international system is essentially unjust because the superpowers (the oppressors) arrogantly dominate the world at the expense of the oppressed, who consist mainly of Muslims and other Third World people. Under his concept, the faqih, or the supreme jurisprudent, has the obligation to pave the way for the return of the mahdi. 25 Khomeini felt that Iran, as the first country where the faqih rules, should lead the way toward the establishment of an Islamic government of the disinherited in other parts of the world.

He also expressed hope for economic cooperation between the two countries. These hopes for better relations did not materialize, however. Deep personal, ideological, and political differences continued to divide the two countries. The bad blood between the leaders of Iraq and Iran may have started with Iraq's expulsion of Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini The Roots of Crisis 31 after he had begun to escalate his activities against the Shah's regime in the spring of 1978. In accordance with the Algiers agreement, Iraq asked Khomeini to cease his activities or leave the country after protests from Iran's prime minister.

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