In this creative and thought-provoking work of political fiction, Shihabi analyzes the two most dangerous political fault lines running across the Middle East today: rapidly escalating Saudi-Iranian / Sunni-Shia tensions and the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict.
In Arabian War Games, the author lays out, in considerable detail, a potential scenario where these issues all come to head in an explosive climax.
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 carefully thought through and very well researched 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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Published March 27, 2012
History, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences.