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Reviewed by Joseph Morrison Skelly

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The Middle East Riddle – A Study of the Middle East Peace Process and Israeli-Arab Relations in Changing Times
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Nasser’s Peace: Egypt’s Response to the 1967 War with Israel
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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism
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