Book Reviews

The Middle East Quarterly educates its readers about a particularly volatile and dangerous region and guides U.S. policy. In pursuit of that goal, the Quarterly solicits book reviews from a wide range of experts, introducing readers to the most informative books on the Middle East. Reviewers from across the globe include policy analysts, journalists, and government officials.

Each review contains the following three elements:

The intellectual context. The subject of the book, and why is it important to policymakers, journalists, and scholars.

The author's thesis and main conclusions or recommendations. The is the heart of the review.

An evaluation of the book. What are its contributions and merits, its disappointments and flaws?

Below is an archive of MEQ reviews from the last 24 years.