July 20, 2012
In this book, acclaimed Middle East expert Avi Melamed takes you on a fascinating, eye-opening journey through the Middle East's geopolitical landscape. As the region enters the new era, individual players and regional alliances are engaged in an epic power struggle. Some Arab countries are walking the turbulent path towards a possible new model of statehood. Others are fighting for their sovereignty and survival. All of this, while Western hegemony in the Middle East is coming to an end. And the Eastern giants are on the rise.
Using primarily sources from the region, Avi provides a professional, rare insider's view. He clearly and insightfully contextualizes regional events, skillfully helping the reader build a multidimensional picture of the Middle East today. He also challenges common Western concepts, narratives, and theories. And provides predictions about some of the most central issues of the day.
Avi Melamed is a former Israeli intelligence official and senior official on Arab Affairs. He served as the Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence & Middle East Affairs at the Eisenhower Institute, Washington DC. Avi is the Founder of Inside the Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives (ITME) - a distinct empowering educational program that provides an apolitical non-partisan education about the contemporary Middle East.
Fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and English, Avi has held high-risk governmental positions. His years of field and operational experience, profound knowledge, and exceptional record of foreseeing the evolution and impact of events in the Middle East, have made him a sought-after speaker at global forums and policy-making centers, and an acclaimed commentator at media outlets.
Inside the Middle East | Entering a New Era is Avi's third book in English about the region.