Online Caabu briefing: The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance, with Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash
Caabu invites you to an online briefing rescheduled for 11 May at 2pm (UK time) with Iyad El-Baghdadi & Ahmed Gatnash, who will be speaking about their book: The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance.
About the book
Why is the Middle East a crisis factory, and how can it be fixed? What does the future look like for its 500million people? And what role should the West play?
Iyad El-Baghdadi & Ahmed Gatnash tell the story of the modern Middle East as a series of broken promises. They chart the entrenchment of tyranny, terrorism and foreign intervention, showing how these systems of oppression simultaneously feed off and battle each other. Exploring demographic, economic and social trends, the authors paint a picture of the region’s prospects that is alarming yet hopeful. Finally, they present ambitious and thoughtful ideas that reject both aggressive military intervention and cynical deals with dictators.
This book, written by two children of the region, is about the failures of history, and the reasons for hope. The Middle East Crisis Factory offers a bold vision for those seeking peace and democracy in the Middle East.
About the speakers
Iyad El-Baghdadi is a Palestinian writer, activist and entrepreneur, and founder/president of the Kawaakibi Foundation and its website The Arab Tyrant Manual. He tweets as @iyad_elbaghdadi.
Ahmed Gatnash is a British-Libyan intellectual, activist and entrepreneur, and co-founder of the Kawaakibi Foundation, hosting its Arab Tyrant Manual podcast. He tweets @gatnash.
Caabu is a not-for-profit cross-party organisation whose mission is to work for a British Middle East policy that promotes conflict resolution, human rights and civil society in the Arab world through informed debate and mutual understanding. Caabu is one of the most active NGOs working on the Middle East in British parliament since its establishment in 1967. From then on Caabu has assumed an active advocacy, educational and media role.