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The last ISIS village falls the very day of a lecture by Fawaz A. Gerges (LSE) on the subject! CERIS-ULB Diplomatic Shool of Brussels lectures: March 22 "Is the MENA Region Imploding?" and March 23 "The Post-ISIS Middle East and Geostrategic Rivalries?"   Fawaz A. Gerges CNN Interview    An extract from the lecture of 23/03/2019 :


Fawaz A. Gerges is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science(LSE), and holder of the Emirates Professorship in Contemporary Middle East Studies. He was also the inaugural Director of the LSE Middle East Centre  from 2010 until 2013. Gerges most recent books  include ISIS: A History (Princeton University Press, April 2016 ), Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Popular Resistance and Marginalised Activism beyond the Arab Uprisings (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2015); The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, January 2014) and Obama and the Middle East: The End of Americas Moment? (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013). On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 , Oxford University Press released. Gerges book, The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda. Gerges New Book: Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East (Princeton University Press, March 2018). In 2013, just two years after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian military ousted the countrys first democratically elected presidentMohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhoodand subsequently led a brutal repression of the Islamist group. These bloody events echoed an older political rift in Egypt and the Middle East: the splitting of nationalists and Islamists during the rule of Egyptian president and Arab nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser In Making the Arab World, Fawaz Gerges, one of the worlds leading authorities on the Middle East, tells how the clash between pan-Arab nationalism and pan-Islamism has shaped the history of the region from the 1920s to the present. Gerges Upcoming Book: The Hundred-Year-War for Control of the Middle East, 1918-2018 (Princeton University Press, 2019).



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