Gabriel G. Tabarani, is a very well known and respected specialist on Middle East affairs. He has been involved in journalism in Beirut, Washington and London as a Reporter, Correspondent, Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief for over 25 years.
Gabriel has already authored five books: The Tears of the Horizon a romantic novel, The Winter of Discontent in The Gulf (1991) about the first Gulf War when Saddam Hussein took over Kuwait, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: From Balfour Promise To Bush Declaration " The Complications and The Road For a Lasting Peace (2008),"How Iran Plans To Fight America And Dominate The Middle East"(2008) and the latest "JIHAD`S NEW HEARTLANDS...Why The West Has Failed To Contain Islamic Fundamentalism" (2011).
Jihad`s New Heartlands is a ground breaking book offering an insightful and thorough analysis of the most important territories where Islamic fundamentalism has taken a foothold. The author, Gabriel G Tabarani, thanks to his combination of thorough research, wide-ranging travel and extensive experience in the field provides a thorough historical, political and social analysis of the key variables, historical events and most importantly their potential consequences.
This extensive and well-documented study, across many of the world`s foremost and pertinent Islamic fundamentalist breeding grounds such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, The Levant (Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Jordan), and The Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), offers the reader an in depth look at the context of Islamic Fundamentalism`s rise in prominence, profile and destabilising potential. This analysis is extended to Muslim populations living in Europe, Russia and America helping to explain the causes for the West`s failure to contain Islamic extremism both at home and abroad.
Jihad`s New Heartlands, in addition to being written by one of the region`s foremost experts, is a must read for any person wanting to understand the causes of Islamic Fundamentalism`s rise and the consequences of its ascent in an increasingly globalised yet unstable world.
The Tunisian Revolution and its Reality - The first, unsuspecting, victim of the ensuring political tumult was Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali the muddled puppet, obeying the orders of a tyrannical wife.
Strangers In The Same Bed - The Israel-Syria border has been quiet since the 1973 war. While it is a member of the "resistance axis," Syria under Assad has not itself challenged Israel in any military way.